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Now Living is exactly that, living now. It is different than living before. When you areNow Living, everyday and second within is the last one. When you live like that, you
put aside all aspiration and pretense. You don‟t plan, desires fade. It real
ly is anawakening. It is an understanding of what is real and what is not. The best realizationis understanding that the present moments are just that, the present. Each moment is thepresent.There really is no expectations in the Now. You see better. You understand the
program and distractions in life. You don‟t estimate or calculate when Now Living.There is definitely is not any „benefit of the doubt‟ given.
What reality is, is that in the Now, racism rules the foundation of the nation. Youunderstand that your Masters Degree is not worth that of white people. That was like acool glass of water, that understanding and acceptance. It was beautiful to see that.When you education is more so than white people and in my case having the sameeducational degree but not being Italian or Catholic or white or gay. That, that gives youa proper perspective. It makes it understand that those people are living in the pretense.You grasp the truth that Dr. King was not talking about this nation as being the promisedland. America had nothing to do with the dream.What is lacking is courage, justice, integrity, a sense of morality amongst other things.
Pity for those like the puppets that can„t be on their own accord sometimes presents itself.
It is then you understand that you are the fortunate one. Now eliminates the illusions of the times, and the cares of selfishness. You have to be selfish to live outside of Now.There really is no You in the Now. There is only everybody in that moment.Empathy, followed by the feeling of being blessed to be chosen to live in the momentsometimes distracts me. Knowing that I could have been one of them is the mosthorrifying thought. To think that I once strived for the same elements as they did.Having the same outlook as they did. To realize that the image that one could have of
oneself is no better than the image one has for a pig. Only the pig doesn‟t realize it, and
is content merely being what it is.I think that the evolution into the Now is most humbling. If a pig knew what it was incomparison to what it could be if given the opportunity, it should not care to remain as itis. Thus, you must believe some are chosen. Not everyone is able to live in Now.Because the day comes for all that there is no more Now. Worse is the not knowing thatNow is Now and tomorrow, well tomorrow, that is nothing given to you. Then
wonderment comes as if to question why some don‟t see this Now.
Acceptance is the problem that confronts most with living in the Now. Now is the same