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Why does the mind habitually resist the now? It is because the mind cannot function and remain in control, in the present moment. The mind only knows your past personal history and the cumulative mind-set you inherited. In order for the mind to remain in control, it must continuously seek to cover up the present moment with the only thing it knows – the past.

Can you be free of your mind, whenever you wish? Have you found the “off” button? If you are constantly focusing on the past or future, you are not using your mind; your mind is using you. You do not realize that you are the mind's slave.

Stand back and simply observe the habitual tendency of your mind wanting to escape the now. You will observe that the future is usually better or worse than the present. If the imagined future is better, it gives you hope, pleasure and anticipation. If it is worse, it creates anxiety. Both are illusions.

Don’t judge or analyze what you observe. Watch the thought – feel the emotion, observe the reaction – become the silent watcher. This will help you to focus on the moment, because the moment you realize you are not present, you ARE present.

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