The joyful moment

What you are and what you become—in a moment, in a moment, in a moment you were.


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In any given moment, most of us wish we were different. We wish we were a more desirable weight; we wish we had a different career; we wish we were in (or out) of a relationship; we wish we were better people. But we’re usually not completely satisfied with who we are.

We believe that if we only were more [fill in the blank], we would be happier and would have a better life. We may chastise ourselves for not being who we think we ought to be, but also may feel stuck in a rut and unable to change. Or we may have a game plan for becoming a better person—education, exercise, meditation, and/or counseling may be part of it. We even may applaud ourselves for incremental gains.

Either way, we probably feel that hard work will be involved in becoming who we feel we ought to be. The effort may seem daunting; the ideal dream version of us may seem very far off in the future. Conventional wisdom tells us that slow, steady effort will help us traverse the path to our future goal. But this is all linear think.

In the sharing, everything is divinely interconnected. Everything that is now, ever was, or ever will be is part of the sharing. There is no place, no thing, and no when that isn’t connected to us. Time helps make our experience of separation consciousness—the idea that we are separate from everyone and everything else in existence—easier to understand. But it is only a perceptual tool that provides the sense of progression in our lives which helps make our striving meaningful. The concept of time isn’t strictly necessary.

If time simply is a conceptual way to arrange experience linearly, the ideal future us coexists along with the current us and the person we used to be. All possible versions of us are rubbing elbows in the eternal now. We do not need to be different than we are now because some when we already are different.

That is not to say that we shouldn’t ever choose to change. But dislike of ourselves is not the ideal motive for change. The joy of new experiences is a far more rewarding reason to alter our lives. Happiness then is a continuous part of the process of change, rather than being a distant end result.

It sounds lovely, doesn’t it? How can we drop out of separation consciousness and like ourselves and our lives right now? We cannot shift our prevailing consciousness without help. Luckily, we have all the help we need inside ourselves as our sharing within—our inner divinity. Let’s explore together.

We begin by closing our eyes, slowing our breath, and allowing it to become deep and even. We will visualize golden light in the center of our chest. As we inhale the light brightens and becomes strong and intense, as we exhale the light pours out of our heart to fill us and our surroundings. We’ll continue the breathing and visualization until a sense of peace and certainty fills us—the peace and certainty that comes from conscious connection with our sharing within.

Now we will think of the one thing we would most like to change about ourselves. We’ll ask our sharing within to show us a future, ideal model of ourselves, a clear view of ourselves as we are now, as well as a past less-than-ideal version of ourselves. We will breathe golden light into all three forms of ourselves until they begin to blur and blend with each other.

The golden light will help us recognize that all three models of ourselves are connected and exist within each other. We are all three versions of ourselves—and many, many more—in the eternal and infinite now. There is no discrete moment when we were, are, or will be suddenly a better or worse person. We are always the same intrinsically divine person, who has a variety of experiences, simultaneously.

Next we will ask our sharing within to show us a change we might choose to make for the joy of it. This will not be a change we feel we ought to make, or one we feel would make us a better person. It will be something that will make us feel happy. Since some when we’ve already made that choice, we’ll tap into the happiness right now and enjoy it. We will take a moment to bask in feeling good.

Finally, we will ask our sharing within to show us the first simple thing we can do to begin the joyful change. We will thank our sharing within for helping us be happy now, and we will open our eyes and enjoy the shift.

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Divinely unique and beautiful reader, what do you choose to enjoy right now? Please share…