Now Is the Time

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“Wake up from the dream of thought into the aliveness of this moment.” – Robert Celner


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1 Samuel 2:1

“My heart exults in the Lord.”


It seems to me that many people are stuck in their heads.

I can make this observation because I, too, was once there and still have to be aware of it.

We get caught up in our thoughts.

It is a revelation to most people to even realize that this has afflicted them.

We get so used to the constant chatter of our minds that we think we are that chatter.

We think we are those thoughts.

Have you ever walked or driven from one place to another and when you got to your destination you had no remembrance of the trip?

You were lost in your thoughts.

That’s a very telling phrase: lost in your thoughts.


When this happens, we are missing reality: the present moment.

This is where the magic happens.

This is where God, or Love, resides.

The place of love is not the head but the heart.

The heart is that mystical and mysterious place that can hold the opposites of life, the joys and the sorrows, and where compassion springs forth.

Some type of meditation such as Centering Prayer is essential as a way to practice letting go of our thoughts and allowing our awareness to sink into our heart-space.

This is the place where we encounter the Divine Presence, where we experience the Unconditional Love that adores us just as we are.

You don’t have to go anywhere to experience it.

This Love is right here at your deepest core.

May you experience this free gift and allow your heart to exult!


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Remember: God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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