Being in the Now

Dadi Janki, Administrative Head, Brahma Kumaris 

These days people feel they don’t have enough time.  This causes a lot of stress and unease. ‘Multi-tasking’ often leads to reduced concentration and mistakes – which then take up more time. Some become so dispirited by their ‘to-do’ list that they put things off, hoping it will be easier another day - or unnecessary if left long enough - and so the list gets longer…  When time feels like this, everything seems an effort. Yet there are people who do a lot but don’t appear to be busy; they are carefree.  How do they manage that?  The secret lies in how much we understand and value ourselves and time.  This enables us to focus on what is important. 

“The key is to be in the present and aware of myself as a spiritual being”

As human beings we constantly experience change – from being a child, to a young person, to an adult, then an older person.  Yet, ‘I’, the one who experiences the world and expresses myself through this ever-changing body, remain the same.  The key is to be in the present and aware of myself as a spiritual being, temporarily inhabiting the body I use, observing and taking part in the great drama of life. I play my physical role with responsibility but I can also step back mentally from that role and observe myself. The role then becomes more beautiful, more precise and more accurate, because, I can understand better how to play it objectively. I come into time - into the drama of life - but I can also step back into another awareness – that of timelessness, of eternity.  This practice we experience and develop through silence and meditation.  

I am sometimes asked. “Where do you get your energy from?”  If I use my time, energy and money in ways that are benevolent and useful I experience a lot of happiness and strength internally and in my relationships.  We can waste so much time and energy thinking unhelpfully of the past – or creating expectations of an ideal future. Yesterday is gone and it is what I do in this moment that will determine the future that I and others would like to see. So what I have to do is focus my attention on the present and the quality of my thoughts, words and actions now.

With a better understanding of myself and time, I am able to tap into my inner power and the power and energy of the One above – and use that in a worthwhile way to help bring about positive change in my own life and in the world.

#49 2017-01-18 10:38 - Rajiv Agarwal
I try to focus on present and do the meditation as well but find it difficult to keep in moments
#48 2016-11-16 19:56 - Seema
How to make time usefully in our busy life
#47 2016-11-13 13:59 - Ranjit Singh
I daily receive my thought for today and I keep some of them on my office board to read every now and then.
I listen to Sister Shivani and Mr. Oberoi discussion on the TV. I watch the programme on TV channel Peace of Mind.
#46 2016-01-12 15:21 - Ashok sahewal
Beautiful. OM shanti DADI ji
#45 2015-11-25 05:46 - Avinna
Thank you Sweet Dadi,
I read this right when I needed it. It is very true, to be in the present and to be soul conscious everytime.
#44 2015-10-23 11:12 - Jyothi
Om shanti
Thank you Dadi,
Shiv Baba shows me this article at right time and tells that don't waste your time,be carefull what you to do. I will remember this and impliment in my life.
#43 2015-10-03 18:35 - Ranjit Singh
Om Shanti !!!
Thanks Dadi Ji,
I feel I am power house of energy and it is inexhaustible.
#42 2015-09-08 02:48 - BK NANJUNDAIAH.A
Om Shanti, my dear dadi,you are not only dadi to we bks but to the whole world.Articles like the one in this ,i feel be included in the syllabus of primary and secondary schools in our bharat desh.Then the life for all will be peaceful and loveful,thank you Dadi.
#41 2015-07-22 11:01 - vinay kumar gadde
Thank you dadiji om shanti shiv baba
#40 2015-06-30 18:58 - Harshpreet Kaur
It's awesome. ... Thank you dadi a lot!
Thanks to my shiv baba too.....
#39 2015-06-17 11:11 - [email protected] dhanveer
Very nice thanks Dadi shanti
#38 2015-06-09 09:12 - priyanshu
THIS IS VERY GOOD ARTICLE . i understand that living in a present make us more active.energetic and playfull .. beacuse we belive that we are soul .. thank u dadi .. for this article
#37 2015-05-04 16:59 - Ritu
Thanku dadi Ji. This article teachs lots to me.
#36 2015-03-10 14:30 - vikas
om shanti....
thank you Dadi for a wonderful message in a very simple words.....
#35 2015-01-10 15:01 - Moderator

Hi Soma,

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#34 2015-01-10 04:42 - Soma Chowdhury
Om shanti om!! thanks friends to create brahma kumaris. It's like our soul interacts with the knowledge you share. May the messages spread across all like one of me. However, how do we share our thoughts with someone from brahma kumaris through articles? A very great year 2015 to all my divine friends.. Soma Kolkata
#33 2015-01-02 05:00 - Tharun kumar
Om shanti. I thanked you for sharing the wonders of Siva baba thanks a lot dadi
#32 2014-12-29 05:58 - R S Mishra
Om Shanti.
I read this article. It is really peace giving and inspirational. 90% of the people say they find me that I keep on thinking something most of the time. I (50) always say that it is not like that. I am thankful for this Article as I learnt a lot from this. Regards. R. Mishra.

#31 2014-12-04 06:02 - sreedeviharidas

....All the messages are so well explained and so simple to understand.thank you so perfect..yes,live in the moment is also what I learnt..and do ...then everything is fine here and now..

#30 2014-11-30 18:43 - Manish Garg
Trying to live in present to face existential problems just as a part of a play....
#29 2014-11-26 08:59 - Suresh Lilaram Tekwani
“The key is to be in the present and aware of myself as a spiritual being” The Being in the Now and Here is the Ultimate Key to Peace of Mind. Thankz a Millions to or Most Reverend. Rajyogini Daadi Janki Ji.

Dadi Janki
#28 2014-11-17 17:32 - khushboo mittal
Om shanti om .. After reading this article m very much relaxed thnx dadi ji for showing me right path .
#27 2014-11-15 13:41 - amandeep jawrar

Very Nice thought's DADI.......OM SHANTI.

#26 2014-09-04 19:06 - Mukesh Kumar Kumawat
It's very true Dadi. We have learnt & will try to follow to make our life Joyful.
#25 2014-08-23 19:19 - rajesh kumar
It is very precious article Dadi. We should live in present and enjoy it to give hapiness to others
#24 2014-08-09 17:03 - ankul
this site is very helpful.
#23 2014-08-07 07:05 - Kritika
i like it
#22 2014-06-02 07:29 - KISHORE
Nice to see this article, Thank You Dadi.

Don't believe in future however pleasant, Bury the dead past, it is already dead and act, act, act in living present, Heart within and GOD overhead.

#21 2014-04-30 09:49 - megha
i want to share that living in the present dissolves our problems but it requires patience and living in isolation.
#20 2014-04-20 21:05 - Yash
'The past is no more, the future not yet; only the now..'
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