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"Being present to the world means your attention is on what is happening right now. The personal mind is always
 
"Being present to the world means your attention is on what is happening right now. The personal mind is always
 
recirculating old information and trying to organize new information according to the old information. So it speculates about
 
recirculating old information and trying to organize new information according to the old information. So it speculates about
the future without seeing the future. And it speculates about the past without knowing the past." <ref name="ltw10">[[Living The Way of Knowledge]], Chapter 10:
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the future without seeing the future. And it speculates about the past without knowing the past." <ref name="ltw10">[https://www.newmessage.org/the-message/volume-3/living-way-knowledge ''Living The Way of Knowledge''], Chapter 10: Being Present in the World</ref>
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"The Way of Knowledge is not about having high spiritual experiences all the time. It is about
 
"The Way of Knowledge is not about having high spiritual experiences all the time. It is about
 
being real in the moment, being present in the moment, being open in the moment, and being available
 
being real in the moment, being present in the moment, being open in the moment, and being available
 
to learn about the Greater Reality and the Greater Community. It is being open to Mystery and to
 
to learn about the Greater Reality and the Greater Community. It is being open to Mystery and to
manifestation without confusing the two." <ref>[[Wisdom from the Greater Community]] Volume Two, Chapter 34: Walking the Way of Knowledge</ref>
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manifestation without confusing the two." <ref>''Wisdom from the Greater Community Volume II'', Chapter 34: [https://www.newmessage.org/the-message/volume-5/wisdom-greater-community-volume-2/way-knowledge-beyond-beliefs Walking the Way of Knowledge]</ref>
  
 
"You are living in a dynamic world and in a dynamic universe. The world today is a different world than even your
 
"You are living in a dynamic world and in a dynamic universe. The world today is a different world than even your
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understanding. Never lose sight of this, for if you think you
 
understanding. Never lose sight of this, for if you think you
 
are using Knowledge to fulfill yourself, you will misinterpret
 
are using Knowledge to fulfill yourself, you will misinterpret
Knowledge and will not experience it."  <ref>[[Steps to Knowledge]], Step 167</ref>
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Knowledge and will not experience it."  <ref>[https://stepstoknowledge.com/ ''Steps to Knowledge''], Step 167: With Knowledge I am free in the world.</ref>
  
 
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"When great storms come in the world, the animals become quiet and seek shelter, but people pay
 
"When great storms come in the world, the animals become quiet and seek shelter, but people pay
 
little attention, caught up in their pursuits, in their activities or in their fantasies. In this respect,
 
little attention, caught up in their pursuits, in their activities or in their fantasies. In this respect,
the animals are acting much more intelligently than the people." <ref name="sftw">[https://www.newmessage.org/the-message/other-revelations/signs-from-the-world Signs from the World (November 7, 2008)]</ref>
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the animals are acting much more intelligently than the people." <ref name="sftw">[https://www.newmessage.org/the-message/other-revelations/signs-from-the-world Signs from the World] (November 7, 2008)/ref>
  
 
==Being present with someone==
 
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==Metaphors==
 
==Metaphors==
 
;"It is like driving an automobile while talking on the telephone.  
 
;"It is like driving an automobile while talking on the telephone.  
People do this, you know, but the truth is they are not really present driving that automobile, and they are not really present speaking on that telephone. They are doing both things at once, but they are living in a hazardous manner. And they are not really conscious of where they are or what they are doing."<ref>[http://www.newmessage.org/the-message/other-revelations/deepening-your-spiritual-practice Deepening Your Spiritual Practice (November 1, 2008)]</ref>
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People do this, you know, but the truth is they are not really present driving that automobile, and they are not really present speaking on that telephone. They are doing both things at once, but they are living in a hazardous manner. And they are not really conscious of where they are or what they are doing."<ref>[http://www.newmessage.org/the-message/other-revelations/deepening-your-spiritual-practice Deepening Your Spiritual Practice] (November 1, 2008)</ref>
  
 
[[File:NMFG Logo PRACTICE.jpg|right|Take the Steps]]
 
[[File:NMFG Logo PRACTICE.jpg|right|Take the Steps]]

Latest revision as of 14:16, 11 June 2019

Practice the Presence

Being Present in the World

"Being present to the world means your attention is on what is happening right now. The personal mind is always recirculating old information and trying to organize new information according to the old information. So it speculates about the future without seeing the future. And it speculates about the past without knowing the past." [1]

"The Way of Knowledge is not about having high spiritual experiences all the time. It is about being real in the moment, being present in the moment, being open in the moment, and being available to learn about the Greater Reality and the Greater Community. It is being open to Mystery and to manifestation without confusing the two." [2]

"You are living in a dynamic world and in a dynamic universe. The world today is a different world than even your parents experienced, and it is changing quickly. It is changing so fast that people cannot even keep up with it. Being present in the world does not mean that you have to experience everything. What it means is being present to what is occurring that is important now, keeping your eyes and ears open, not fearfully but attentively." [1]

"With Knowledge you are free in the world. You are free to join. You are free to leave. You are free to make agreements. You are free to complete and change agreements. You are free to surrender yourself. You are free to extricate yourself. In Knowledge you are free. In order for you to comprehend the true meaning of this and to realize its immediate value to you in your current circumstances, you must understand that you cannot use Knowledge to fulfill yourself. That must be a tacit understanding. Never lose sight of this, for if you think you are using Knowledge to fulfill yourself, you will misinterpret Knowledge and will not experience it." [3]

Being Present to New Conditions

"When great storms come in the world, the animals become quiet and seek shelter, but people pay little attention, caught up in their pursuits, in their activities or in their fantasies. In this respect, the animals are acting much more intelligently than the people." Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag

Take the Steps

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Living The Way of Knowledge, Chapter 10: Being Present in the World
  2. Wisdom from the Greater Community Volume II, Chapter 34: Walking the Way of Knowledge
  3. Steps to Knowledge, Step 167: With Knowledge I am free in the world.

See also

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Further study