a meditation from Travis Kā’eo
As we expand upon the space a capacity to be here, we begin to understand what presence is. The present is all that is real – it is all that is. The past has happened and it is recalled through our memory as an interpretation of previous experiences. The future has not happened and is visited though our imagination as an expectation for future experiences. However, the present is all that is real. It is all that is happening. The more we live in the present the more we begin to see things as they are and in doing so, connect to them and embrace them for what they are.
In this meditation we will explore the use of a mantra to not only find the present moment, but also stay here – to stay wrapped up in our experience as it is happening.
The very nature of our mind is to wander. However, there is power in stilling your mind in the present – for it is the only place where you can discover yourself. If you attempt to discover yourself based off of who you have been in the past, then you have only discovered who you were. If you try to discover yourself based on who you want to be, then you have only discovered your goals or expectations for yourself.
It is only here that you can discover yourself. Be here – it is a beautiful place to call home.