Where is the Present?!

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Where is the Present?!

Seconds pass by in their own pace

Illusive past, illusive future present a dream

One dream follows another in fraction of seconds

Unimaginable fraction so fast

Nonsensical mind though perceives it, but in fragments

Tends not to leave its old mannerisms

Avoidable actions accomplish, humans enticed to fall trap

In sensual pleasures of phenomenal world

Life passes in past memory and future anxiety

Unaware days, years roll down sometime after it perceives

Inquiry begins as to – Where is the Present?

Pondering upon, ruminating on and practicing meditation reveals

Longtime after being in the physical world now comprehends – Where is the Present!

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79 thoughts on “Where is the Present?!

    patriciaruthsusan said:
    May 22, 2019 at 9:23 am

    Good post, Shiva. We don’t usually live in the second so we’re living in the past or future. —- Suzanne

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    dancingpalmtrees said:
    May 22, 2019 at 10:04 am

    True. I often Live in memories of the past because all my immediate family and many of my friends are deceased.

    The past held happier moments. Watching everyone you love die is hard. For me the future is going to Heaven to see Jesus and be reunited with my family.

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      May 22, 2019 at 11:16 am

      Many memories of the past which are Good are no doubt are soothing.
      I only wish your desires are fulfilled.
      Thanks Deborah
      🌷🎶

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    dancingpalmtrees said:
    May 22, 2019 at 10:10 am

    I an close to my brother Stephen but we don’t Live near each other so I only see him a few times a Year. We love spending time with each other.

    Still my future is not of this earth so my focus is on my eternal home with God.

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      May 22, 2019 at 11:19 am

      Every one are from the eternity and belong to it.
      When time is ripe it shall us there.
      My love to your bro Stephen.
      Thanks

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      Joan Carles Lara said:
      May 25, 2019 at 9:11 am

      Wise words, as always

      Liked by 2 people

        Shiva Malekopmath responded:
        May 25, 2019 at 12:22 pm

        Thanks Joan that is very encouraging.
        Such responses are needed in the Blogging world.
        You know every Blogger for that matter would have thought over and taken such a lot of efforts and pain to make their posts reachable and convincing.
        There it creates creativity and Joy among the community.
        Stay connected My friend.💞🎶

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    House of Heart said:
    May 22, 2019 at 11:34 am

    A wonderful message Shiva. It’s very difficult to live in the moment but that is all we really have. Have a lovely day my friend ♥️🌷

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      May 22, 2019 at 1:23 pm

      Holly I just inserted a video of Deepak Chopra who is from the medical field but later he is into quantum physics. He talks about the dream what we are seeing in the physical world day in and out. He proves scientifically that what our ancestors have said thousands of years back which is called the Vedanta.
      This world what we see is actually not there at all. Therefore the? And! Marks I have put.
      Once we realize it then there shall be no time it is only the Present, Present Present.
      Watch the video fully and carefully you shall understand the gist.
      Thanks for the day’s wish Friend.
      💞🎶

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      MOMENTS said:
      May 31, 2019 at 2:42 pm

      Agreed, I like the highly philosophical content of your beautiful poem, Shiva, a reflection about our existence. This is where poetry and philosophy go hand in hand. Loved it!

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        House of Heart said:
        May 31, 2019 at 2:55 pm

        Loved your poetry Marta.

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        Shiva Malekopmath responded:
        May 31, 2019 at 2:56 pm

        Thanks Marta
        It is Poetry that condenses of any large thought, feeling or philosophy. In a few words all can be said. It only needs readers who can assimilate the content.

        Most times many readers bring out a different meaning altogether. That’s sometimes the beauty of Poetry. It has happened to me many a times and has surprised me. Wonder!
        That’s another way to be Joyful!
        Regards
        🎶🌷

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          MOMENTS said:
          May 31, 2019 at 3:00 pm

          Couldn’t agree more with your words. I love poetry’s beauty, its immense potential for wondrous images and its concision. Different reader perceptions and interpretations complement each other when a poem is delivered. I also love this, so enriching.

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            Shiva Malekopmath responded:
            May 31, 2019 at 3:08 pm

            That is ‘The Beauty’
            It can also express any damn thing and express Wonderfully in a very few words and make the situation lovable, joyful and awesome.
            Thanks for putting this comment just below Holly’s who is also one most loveable human being, always drowned in Love. 🙄😀

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              MOMENTS said:
              June 1, 2019 at 10:45 am

              You are always welcome very kindly, Shiva. Yes, you and Holly are very talented writers and, above all, lovable human beings. Thank you for your time reading my posts and writing encouraging comments.

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    Shivangi said:
    May 22, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    Such sublime thoughts in these lines Shiva… the gist of everything. Only if we remember being in present always😀🙏🏻

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      May 22, 2019 at 3:14 pm

      Hello Shivangi the gist is we cannot be in the present in this physical world.
      Once we attain to be in timeless zone while we meditate there it is just the Present full of Bliss.
      Watch the video.
      Have you come across Deepak Chopra?
      Just see why I have those ? And !
      Thanks
      🌷🎶

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        Shivangi said:
        May 22, 2019 at 5:19 pm

        Thank you Shiva. I got it. Yes, I have come across Deepak Chopra. His talk with Sadhguru was really enlightening. Also, I listen to Mooji meditation, that’s why I am able to get what you are saying. Thanks a lot😀🙏🏻

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          Shiva Malekopmath responded:
          May 22, 2019 at 5:38 pm

          You are in the path and in the right one of which I am Happy.
          Keep listening to them it is ultimately what our rishis and scriptures have told long long time back.
          So like the Bhagawad Gita sloka ” Yada yada hi Dharmasya …..” So now and then he comes taking different names from different places and times to lead people in the right path. So are all those that we now see and hear.
          👏🙏🌷

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            Shivangi said:
            May 22, 2019 at 6:08 pm

            Thank you for your guidance Shiva…I will keep listening to them and will check back with you whenever I am in doubt😀🙏🏻.

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              Shiva Malekopmath responded:
              May 23, 2019 at 7:52 am

              That’s really fine dear Shivangi it may give me some opportunities to open up to some truths.
              Thanks
              🎶💞

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              Shiva Malekopmath responded:
              May 23, 2019 at 7:55 am

              That’s fine of You dear Shivangi.
              It may give me opportunities to open up to some truths.
              Wishing You and family all the very Best
              💞🎶🌷🙏

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    delphini510 said:
    May 22, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    Intriguing post Shiva and nice to see you again.
    We can only be here and now as so many wise philosophers say.

    Yet, most of us will plan ahead although once that is done we can go back to the present … in which we planned.
    Good memories are a richness, bad ones will weigh you down.

    miriam

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      May 23, 2019 at 8:02 am

      So Miriam we will always be in the past or thinking of the future isn’t.
      So to be in the Present catch hold of the mind and ask, it will show the path and there comes Light.
      Watch the video when you have the time.
      Thanks for the nice comment always.
      🙏🌷🎶💞

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    calmkate said:
    May 23, 2019 at 12:04 am

    great message, nice to see you posting again Shiva!

    Liked by 2 people

      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      May 23, 2019 at 7:50 am

      Thanks Kate
      How have you been doing.
      I only Hope you see that video when you have the time, it may open up some truths for You.
      Wishing You All the very Best.
      🌷

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    www.corneliaweber-photography.com said:
    May 23, 2019 at 5:37 am

    Thank you Shiva for such a great post filled with most important wisdom to live by. Myself I made it a point in my daily life, to be aware of the present moment, intentionally. Not saying that it is easy, it requires my mind to be tuned into it, yet there happen so many distractions every second of the moment. Yet, I believe once you set your mind , it propels a certain dynamic to get your mind used to this self control. We all can only try it over and over and again and again, yet every try to be aware of it, counts to a further search and eventually accomplishment. ” Minds together” from Cornelia, here in the present now, writing to you.

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      May 23, 2019 at 7:45 am

      Thanks Cornelia, I know how aware are You.
      This physical world chases us, tests us as to what we are up to. All for the mind to know this is not, this is not and once you catch up it takes You in to different realms, all depends how far we have cleansed it accordingly it even obeys. Then comes Purity, Inflorescence, Tranquility and Pristine Transcendence. Where there is only Present, Present, Present.
      Have You gone through that video, just check when you have the time.
      “Minds Together” means a lot.

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        www.corneliaweber-photography.com said:
        May 24, 2019 at 3:36 am

        Thank you Shiva, for your kind reply. I have kind of watched the video. Over the years , I have listened a lot to Deepak Chopra and find him very interesting in his approaches, yet to me he speaks in a language filled with spiritual words which kind of tire me by now. I am missing the spark in his speeches , that ignites and inspires me personally. Well, maybe I just have listened to him enough. At the moment I have turned more to Ram Dass. Have you heard him?
        As always “minds together”. Enjoy the rest of the week.

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          Shiva Malekopmath responded:
          May 24, 2019 at 6:03 am

          Cornelia very lately I have come across him and found interesting as he comes from a medical background and is now into physics them into spirituality.
          I am overwhelmed that you listen to many such personalities. Well I have heard of Ram Dass but have never listened.
          It seems there are many obstacles for people in this path and I have been crossing them over in the past years. Keeping a watch on the mind seems to be foremost.
          “Minds Together”
          Wishing You the very Best.
          Thanks

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    boundlessblessingsblog said:
    May 23, 2019 at 10:58 am

    Profound poetic words of Truth, Shiva. We are all living in our past, future and tomorrow. Hardly anyone lives in the present moment which is so priceless and beautiful. There is nothing to think about just here. Do keep on posting such good valuable posts.

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      May 23, 2019 at 12:07 pm

      Thanks for this comment Kamal.
      To live in the Present with profundity it needs Blessings, Shraddha, Practice of Meditation and so on and so forth, which you know.
      Find time to see the video Kamal it may help You to go into deeper aspects.
      🌷🎶

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    Shantanu Baruah said:
    May 24, 2019 at 1:48 am

    I so love this – we always forget to live in the present while we wait for great to happen

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      May 24, 2019 at 6:10 am

      Thanks Shantanu
      To live in the Present is not forgetfulness it is sheer taming of the Mind.
      We cannot afford to wait Shantanu for the Great, we have to make it happen.
      Choose the Path…. It is right in front of You, start stepping forward.
      I hope You take it in right perspective.
      Wishing the Best You Dear

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    thelonelyauthorblog said:
    May 24, 2019 at 11:34 am

    Very deep my friend. A pleasure to read.

    Liked by 3 people

    da-AL said:
    May 27, 2019 at 12:25 am

    This is very true & very wise. Thanks for the reminder. All we have is the present…

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    radhikasreflection said:
    May 28, 2019 at 5:10 am

    Absolutely Shiva. The present is always forgotten, regretting the past or worrying about the future!

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      May 28, 2019 at 5:43 am

      Thanks Radhika
      Exploration of the present seems to be an arduous task.
      Have a Great day!
      🌷🎶

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    Success Inspirers' World said:
    June 1, 2019 at 5:15 am

    Thank you, Shiva, the Wiseman.

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      June 1, 2019 at 10:24 am

      A rare event….. One Wiseman to another-complimenting .
      Thanks Romanus Ngobesing
      💞🎶

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    Jerry Peri said:
    June 2, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    Nice poem, timely!

    Liked by 1 person

    SpiritualJourney17 said:
    June 2, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    Live in the now should also be a mantra of ours. 😊

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    thoughtsnlifeblog said:
    June 2, 2019 at 9:44 pm

    Powerful video learnt a lot, not sure i agree with the universe no such thing. I get conscious feels and experience to a certain degree.. I agree with many what he says, but not sure but not sure … because we are physically walking on this land. I struggle with this video, it is like he says it all nothing! .. i believe we are souls and the soul drives the body, and and we come to experience life. …. there is good and bad, there is kaa. And that could translate into exprience. If it is nothing, it is a dream, and it goes the second ut happens, then why we feel pain, happiness.. because if it goes instantly as he says then we shouldnt feel happy or sad ..

    Anyway, enough of the video…

    Beautiful post as always. I definately believe we can change our habits of thinking of past and having anxiety of the future. I have certainly got better at these. I believe we change every accept of ourself for the better, if we keep trying we will succeed.

    Shiva, i dont know how word press unfollowed me from you. I read many people lost those who they followed. Weird. Anyway, back to following you.

    Great share as alwats, though i found the video a bit disagreeable for me- sorry.

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      June 3, 2019 at 10:08 am

      Bella it was very nice to see you here after a long time.
      I have too lost so many of my follows I don’t get there notifications, for example yours I did not get till now. I think WP has to seriously think of this. It is not the same WP as before what I feel.
      You made my day Today by your comment. Thanks.
      🌷
      Now let us discuss a few things. Physicality, Knowledge and Enlightenment for that matter are three different entities but are connected to each other. In normal course we mingle with these and get confused. We do not properly understand what we come across with scriptures, a discourse or a video of this type and so on.
      An enlightened person talks from the point of the state he is. He is beyond physicality and wants us to achieve what he has achieved as in that state there is complete Bliss. Till the moment of Enlightenment he was the same as we are, the thoughts, the feelings etc.
      Enlightenment is a slow process and requires to be in the path. Listening, reading and sacred actions. Then it shall follow automatically.
      In the video it means that everything is a dream and that the starts and galaxies that we see or heard of are millions of Light years far, so the light that we are getting to see from the stars and universes are millions of years old, it may be concluded that they are not there at all.
      To make it more simpler, just think ten or twenty years back of your life, it was, now its not there. Imagine the trillions of people and creatures come and gone on this planet. Where are they what happened to them is all a mystery. Its all gone into beyond the timeless realm isn’t. Only when we are purely in the Physical realm we feel the pain, happiness and so on as you said. Now I think this response to the comment is going to become the longest I have written.
      This morning I browsed your Blog, looking to the posts that you published I feel you are on the sacred path Bella!
      I said whatever I have felt in this comment it is all because of the blessings of my Guru, the scriptures I have studied, listening to discourses and bit of actions pertaining to the path. It is sure that you attain some knowledge through that but it is not the ultimate. One’s Ego gets boosted by that so we have to be very careful. I request you to go through my other posts if you want and have the time. Only because you have the same wavelength I tell you.
      I shall go and read your posts, they seem to be interesting.
      Thanks once again to have followed and the Good words about my posts.
      💞

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        thoughtsnlifeblog said:
        June 3, 2019 at 12:13 pm

        I dont know how wp manage to do that..

        Wow your thoughts are sooo deep. I will try and catch up on your blog. I struggle with the concept of nothing and its all a dream. I read some more your posts, to gain understanding.
        Have a great week.

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          Shiva Malekopmath responded:
          June 3, 2019 at 4:48 pm

          Bella it is natural to feel the struggle. You just don’t have to crack on the concept of nothingness. It may take even lives to realise that or just a second. So don’t keep brooding on that Bella.
          You may please read the comments section more importantly in my posts.
          Wishing You all the very Best
          💞🎶

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    Annika Perry said:
    June 7, 2019 at 10:09 am

    Shiva, powerful thoughts about the illusive present … more than ever people around the globe are seeking mindfulness to capture the present, but in the process are often too concentrated, busy to notice its presence. An important post, and interesting video by Deepak Chopra

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      June 7, 2019 at 10:24 am

      Annika! You have caught it right at the neck, I am just overwhelmed.
      Yes you are right, more than ever, people have been so busy with this mindful business around the planet. It is the Present only to be in when all thoughts are taken out and only the Total Bliss remains. That is Where Present is. 😃
      Isn’t
      Thanks also for watching the video.

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      June 7, 2019 at 12:41 pm

      Apart from giving the link you could have added a few lines and thoughts Prakash.
      Thanks

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    Prakaash inspiration said:
    June 7, 2019 at 1:24 pm

    Past is the history,future is the mystery,present is present(Gift),so enjoying the great present.

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      June 7, 2019 at 1:58 pm

      Ohh that’s nice Prakaash
      Keep enjoying always.
      Fondest Regards
      🎶💞

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    smilecalm said:
    June 9, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    how wonderful being
    here now
    even if i
    am late 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    Sheila Murrey said:
    June 11, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    Love it! Yes! Let’s wake up! ❤️🦋🌀

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    adityapingale said:
    June 15, 2019 at 11:57 am

    https://adityapingale.wordpress.com/2019/06/15/the-journey-begins/
    Read Shivay – The story of God by me; Click on the link

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    America On Coffee said:
    July 6, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    An excellent motivation speaker, an all time fav and great share, theshivasponder.

    Liked by 1 person

      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      July 7, 2019 at 5:16 am

      Ohh thanks so much.
      Recognition and Appreciation are tools to Motivate one’s skills.
      You sent Me bundles of these.
      I take it as a feather in my cap. One more Star earned to my shoulder belt.
      🙏

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