The creation ground of experience.
Venugopal from the Landmark curriculum for living came up with an excellent experiment which he requested a few of us to try. It was just putting on reminders at key places stating “Yes! I am in the present” and then observe what happened.
Just by being present to this and many a times having to bring myself to the present i realized, that I could monitor my thoughts and see if I was really investing my energy where it is useful, or was I depleting it where it was not necessary.
Our thoughts are extremely forces in the creation of our experience of life. Many of us experienced that when frustration based on a misunderstanding completely evaporates when we change our understanding. Essentially because this because our interpretation defines our experience, and it can change in an instant.
The only reality though is what is happening to us, now; this acceptance helps us harness the power of our thoughts to actively create a positive reality. My aunt Ellen, had this great technique when we travelled she would point small things to us, and that sensitized us to the vast wonders of the world and we travelled with enthusiasm instead of cribbing about the heat or the traffic.
What the experiment brought to me is by choosing to interpret and define each moment with our thoughts we can truly create our reality.
Throughout the day, I could monitor my thoughts to catch myself in the middle of investing my energy elsewhere such as into belief limitations — once I was aware of that I would pull my focus back to the infinite possibilities of the present. It was rather an effort, to take a deep breathe and centre my thoughts on being in my body right now. I found that morning pages and meditation allowed me to handle this better. I realized I spent too much time in past so I was not in the present. That was the baggage I had to let go.
I always had issues with the visual goals, or writing futures, but in the last three weeks, of this exercise, I created a visual goal, which got transformed to a working project and began happening. I created a vision board for only an year. So my visions came to the current.
Our minds are truly powerful toots that we can harness to create our reality. Through them we can move the unformed energy of the universe into form. This gives us direction for our words and actions. Each thought is like a stone dropped into the lake. Sending ripples out into our world to affect all they touch, we can choose our focus and how we invest our energy, which gives us the power to design our lives to be whatever we choose in each and every moment.