One often recalls to return at the present moment, as if we were not there.

My question: is it really possible not to be in the present time? I hear, if I think of the future, I am at present thinking of the future!

Answer from Master Kosen

Our consciousness roves or is subject to the influences of the emotions to which we have been attached for a long time already. Considering starting from this badly digested past of dubious future and by no means controlled. Even if a certain part of ourselves exists perfectly in this absolute present, our consciousness, it is seldom present there and aware of its eternity.

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