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.


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Rajiv Agarwal
0 # Rajiv Agarwal 2017-01-18 10:38
I try to focus on present and do the meditation as well but find it difficult to keep in moments
0 # Seema 2016-11-16 19:56
How to make time usefully in our busy life
Ranjit Singh
0 # Ranjit Singh 2016-11-13 13:59
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.
Ashok sahewal
0 # Ashok sahewal 2016-01-12 15:21
Beautiful. OM shanti DADI ji
0 # Avinna 2015-11-25 05:46
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.
0 # Jyothi 2015-10-23 11:12
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.
Ranjit Singh
0 # Ranjit Singh 2015-10-03 18:35
Om Shanti !!!
Thanks Dadi Ji,
I feel I am power house of energy and it is inexhaustible.
0 # BK NANJUNDAIAH.A 2015-09-08 02:48
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.
vinay kumar gadde
0 # vinay kumar gadde 2015-07-22 11:01
Thank you dadiji om shanti shiv baba
Harshpreet Kaur
0 # Harshpreet Kaur 2015-06-30 18:58
It's awesome. ... Thank you dadi a lot!
Thanks to my shiv baba too.....
Reply dhanveer
0 # [email protected] dhanveer 2015-06-17 11:11
Very nice thanks Dadi shanti
0 # priyanshu 2015-06-09 09:12
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
0 # Ritu 2015-05-04 16:59
Thanku dadi Ji. This article teachs lots to me.
0 # vikas 2015-03-10 14:30
om shanti....
thank you Dadi for a wonderful message in a very simple words.....
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Soma Chowdhury
0 # Soma Chowdhury 2015-01-10 04:42
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
Tharun kumar
0 # Tharun kumar 2015-01-02 05:00
Om shanti. I thanked you for sharing the wonders of Siva baba thanks a lot dadi
R S Mishra
0 # R S Mishra 2014-12-29 05:58
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.

0 # sreedeviharidas 2014-12-04 06:02

....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..

Manish Garg
0 # Manish Garg 2014-11-30 18:43
Trying to live in present to face existential problems just as a part of a play....
Suresh Lilaram Tekwani
0 # Suresh Lilaram Tekwani 2014-11-26 08:59
“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
khushboo mittal
0 # khushboo mittal 2014-11-17 17:32
Om shanti om .. After reading this article m very much relaxed thnx dadi ji for showing me right path .
amandeep jawrar
0 # amandeep jawrar 2014-11-15 13:41

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

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

0 # megha 2014-04-30 09:49
i want to share that living in the present dissolves our problems but it requires patience and living in isolation.
0 # Yash 2014-04-20 21:05
'The past is no more, the future not yet; only the now..'
0 # Priyaa 2014-04-18 03:23
Feeling well after mediation
amit sharma
0 # amit sharma 2014-03-19 13:14
OM Shanti
Really inspiring and practical words which will surely take us to a state of well being.
This gyan is so wonderful that I have no words to explain just want to be a follower.

Regards and OM shanti
Amit Sharma
Dhaneswar sharma
0 # Dhaneswar sharma 2014-03-05 21:42

Om shanti Whenever i read articles or thought of the day it gives peace and harmony recharged for work ,deal with people positively.

0 # Shamsa 2014-01-30 07:50
Really thankful for guiding beautifully.
0 # Analia 2013-12-15 01:48
My concept of time at the moment revolves around set goals and it's good to remember to also be present in the moment, not always focusing on our outcomes, Om Shanti.
Sukanta karmakar
0 # Sukanta karmakar 2013-11-09 11:48
Thought provoking great I am blessed
0 # Rue 2013-11-05 10:35
Living the present moment is always a work in progress. Never lose heart if you miss achieving it the first time. Keep going. In time, living the NOW will become a habit and will bring fresh perspectives into your life.
0 # Amala 2013-10-31 07:16
Om shanti ...
Thank you dadi. i am feeling that, at present at this time while typing from my PC keboard your presence in front of me which is my wish is fulfilled .
And also my soul guider super father & sr Shivani whom i never met like my father paraatma, parmpita & parmeshwar.
om shanti...
Caroline Harper
0 # Caroline Harper 2013-10-17 09:02
I can see how in the past few months my perception of too much to do and too little time to do it in fuelled my anxiety and stress. I am now practising being more fully present in the now, and taking time to focus on my inner self. This is creating space and time to do what I need to do. Readingt this article this morning is a timely reminder and I know today will be a great day.
0 # raajive 2013-10-13 07:45
This is one of the most powerful articles I have come across explaining in a very lucid manner the benefits of remaining in the present and valuing time and energy.

Thank you Dadiji.
0 # manoj 2013-10-09 13:56

dadi,your every word teach us a lot .this is very helpful to me to understand myself. many blessing to you. om shanti.

udayan nath
0 # udayan nath 2013-10-07 16:33
B.K. Ishwariya Vishwavidyalaya has shown me the way, destination...everything to me....Om Shanti.......
mary anne
0 # mary anne 2013-10-02 16:26
I found this article at the right time i am going through a difficult time in handling my personal relationship which just ended. This article has reminded me to be in touch with myself again. I have been in the most stressful situation in my life both in my business and my personal relationship with my ex boyfriend. thank you for this article.
Rohit Rajput
0 # Rohit Rajput 2013-10-01 21:55
this WORD is valuable to the view of motivate the people. one setences is more VITEL that "The key is to be in the present and aware of myself as a spiritual being"
Snail vitish
0 # Snail vitish 2013-09-24 00:45
Most of the time we spend either thinking about past or future and very little time in present. The key to live life is to remain in present moment. Love u dadi janki.
0 # joy 2013-09-09 15:43
I really appreciate this article. being in silence and living the present moment is very important. I am still trying.
0 # Moderator 2013-08-07 15:00

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0 # Fouad 2013-08-06 17:50
Many blessings Dadi
0 # anu 2013-07-22 10:11
om shanti
your kind words are always very inspirational for us.Thanks a lot for giving my life whole new dimension which is full of positivity