When the mind is murky and confused, the present moment is a tremendous refuge. All of the concerns about the future and the past disappear when we direct the mind to observe what we are doing at this very moment. There is a tendency to believe that we must engage in a mental battle with our feelings of uncertainty, worry and regret to try and some how figure them out. That is like stepping into oncoming traffic when there is a crosswalk a few meters away. If we use the present moment as a crosswalk, all of those difficulties will pause for us like stopping cars.¬†We don’t have to dodge the oncoming traffic of the mind we simply need to come back to the present moment and enjoy our walk across the street.

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