Reclaim Your Chicken — being present in the moment

By Jon Bernie


Being present in the moment is almost a thing of the past. For healing, we have to reclaim the parts of ourselves that we’ve cut off. This healing is just a natural re-balancing of the nervous system. It isn’t about getting rid of a condition. It’s a kind of balancing where you are in harmony, even with imperfection.

Being present in the moment means just be fully attentive, without thoughts interfering. Have gentle attentiveness—an easy, soft, tender, gentle, relaxed attentiveness, free of the interference of thinking. Just looking, seeing, without defensiveness, without resistance. Just looking and seeing without wanting something.

Being does not require thought. Being is your natural ease of awareness. When you are connected like that, naturally there is empathy, loving kindness, peace.

How wonderful when you begin to actually experience peace and ease throughout your whole nervous system. And at least, maybe just for now, there literally is no where to go, nothing to do, and no one to be. What a relief! Then we really see, and the seeing is also a feeling, it’s a being, it’s a listening, it’s a connection. Being present in the moment is all systems simultaneously, at once. It’s a kind of profound synesthesia. There’s a nourishment of loving, and giving, and receiving, that’s all the same thing at the same time.  Recorded at the San Francisco, California satsang on June 3, 2019.

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