Jul 16 2002

Life Is A Journey


Your life’s journey has an outer purpose and an inner purpose.

 The outer purpose is to arrive at your goal or destination, to accomplish what you set out to do, to achieve this or that, which of course implies future.

But if your destination, or the steps you are going to take in the future take up so much of your attention that they become more important to you than the step you are taking now, then you completely miss the journey’s inner purpose, which has nothing to do with where you are going or what you are doing, but everything to do with how.

 It has nothing to do with future but everything to do with the quality of your consciousness at this moment.  

  • The outer purpose belongs to the horizontal dimension of space and time
  • The inner purpose concerns the deepening of your being in the vertical dimension of the timeless now.

 Your outer journey may contain a million steps; your inner journey has only one: the step you are taking right now.

 As you become more deeply aware of this one step, you realize that it already contains within itself all the other steps as well as the destination.

Nick Ugolini

Jul 09 2002

The Delusion Of Time


Time and mind are inseparable.
Remove time from mind and it stops – unless you choose to use it.

To be identified with your mind (believe that you are your mind) is to be trapped in time: The compulsion to live almost exclusively through memory and anticipation.

This creates and endless pre-occupation with past and future and an unwillingness to honor and acknowledge the present moment and allow it to be.

The compulsion arises because the past gives you an identity and the future holds the promise of happiness, of fulfillment in whatever form. Both are illusions.

Nothing ever happened in the past; it happened in the NOW!

Nothing will ever happen in the future; it will happen in the NOW!

Nick Ugolini