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The perfect present

Many people are seeking change and are not accepting their present.

"The present is perfect," is a frequently heard saying among people working on self-improvement. It is sometimes difficult to explain just how this is meant, when we are faced with a world in which war, poverty, intolerance and injustice so often occur. Here, then, are some ways in which the present may be seen as perfect. It should be noted that this does not mean that the future can not be better.

The present is the turning point between the past and the future, the opportunity to change course, the moment of choice.

The present is the consequential result of our past choices and environments, and it offers us a time for closure on what we wish to put behind us.

Just as the acorn contains the DNA, the design for the full potential of the future oak tree, so our present contains the full potential of our future.

If the present is not comfortable, is not what we would like it to be, then it offers us the discomfort, as a way to identify how we want our future to be different. This identification can be the first step toward making those changes.

If our present is comfortable, and contains no dissonance or problems, it contains the lessons for whatever growth and changes we choose to make, so that our future will be better.

It is the only time we have.
All else has gone, or has yet to come. We will never live in the future, for when it comes, it will be the present.

It is what we need to focus on.
We cannot change the past. We can only change the future by what we do, NOW. The present is the only time in which we can take action.

Our senses connect us with the wonders of the world, NOW.
We need to store up memories of beauty and wonder, but the experiences on which those memories will be based can only come to us in the present.

To let go of the past and of the future is to be free, for there is then nothing to worry about except right now, and right now, the present, is the time for action, not for worry.

If we can find the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, then we can accept the present as it is. Because the future is what we can change, we can also have the courage to do what is needed to change it.

In conclusion, accept the perfect present as your most perfect gift, I mean present.

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