Embracing the Present: The Power of Being in the Now

In the hustle and bustle of modern life, finding peace and contentment can feel like an elusive dream. Yet, the wisdom of being present, of embracing the now, offers a pathway to inner harmony and profound understanding. The essence of being in the now lies in acceptance. As the text suggests, suffering often arises from our resistance to what is. When we learn to accept the present moment fully, without judgment or resistance, we open ourselves to a profound sense of peace.

The misconception often revolves around the idea that we must actively cultivate acceptance. However, true acceptance is not something to be created or manufactured; it is inherent within our very nature. Instead of striving to become more accepting, we are invited to recognize that our essence is already one of allowance.

Consider this: every experience, every emotion, every thought arises within the field of our awareness. If we truly examine it, we’ll find that nothing exists outside of this allowance. It’s like the air we breathe – always present, always sustaining us.

When we realize that we are the very essence of allowance itself, a shift occurs. We no longer need to wrestle with reality; instead, we can flow with it, knowing that everything is as it should be.

This doesn’t mean that we become passive observers of life. On the contrary, when we operate from a place of deep acceptance, we become more effective agents of change. Our actions are no longer tainted by resistance or fear; they are infused with love and clarity.

Being in the now is not a distant goal to be attained; it is a present reality waiting to be recognized. As we embrace this truth, we find freedom from the shackles of suffering and a deep sense of connection to the world around us. So, let us pause, take a breath, and immerse ourselves in the richness of the present moment.

Quote: “The present moment is the only moment available to us and it is the door to all moments.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“The greatest act of courage is to be and to own all that you are. Without judgment. Without apology.” – Debbie Ford

Biblical Reference: “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” – Matthew 6:34

Summary Points

  • Our constant struggle and resistance to life’s experiences cause suffering.
  • True peace comes from accepting life as it is.
  • Your essential nature is already a space of perfect allowance. You don’t need to cultivate it.
  • This allowance is an expression of love – life loving itself.
  • Recognizing your nature as this open, loving awareness dissolves fear and brings freedom.


  1. Notice Resistance: Next time you feel resistance (strong emotions, judgments), take a pause. Simply notice those feelings without trying to change them.
  2. Recognize Allowance: See how the act of noticing is itself a form of perfect allowance. It welcomes everything within your awareness.
  3. Look for Love: Feel into the space of awareness that allows these experiences. As you deepen your connection with it, recognize this space as boundless love.
  4. Practice Regularly: Make this noticing a practice, especially when experiencing difficult moments. It trains your awareness to find ease within your true nature.