10 Minutes That Could Change Your Life
Right Now! In This Moment has been read by thousands of
people around the world, and it only takes about 10 minutes to read. We invite
you to take a few minutes to read and consider Right Now! and see if it doesn't
change the way you view your Self and the world. Even better, copy or download
Right Now! and read it every day for 21 days. Consider what it says, and begin
to inquire into the nature of Truth within your Self. If you truly find it of
benefit, consider ordering In This Moment! - the entire book of teachings on
Consciousness by Aja (see bottom of this page).
Right Now! In This
In this moment,
Who are You?
Not who you think you are; not your name; not your gender; and
certainly not your beliefs, concepts or convictions, but who are
As children, or even teens, we may ask ourselves this
question. But soon we are told who we are. We are indoctrinated
into a field of isolation by having our Who-ness defined and
categorized. We forget the Who we are as it is clouded by
misconceptions, desires, ideas, mythologies, and individuality.
But who is it that rests prior to all ideas, all thoughts, prior
even to the senses?
Within your mind, you may have so many thoughts. They
run through your mind, seemingly appearing out of nowhere to tell
you what you think and what to believe. But where do they come
from. Are you really thinking or are you being thought? All of
these thoughts simply arise in the mind and we hear them, see
them, are aware of them. But who is aware of them?
If within your mind you create a picture, an image of
something, anything, such as a tree, a cat, a house - that image
appears within the mind, but who is seeing that image?
That hearer of thoughts, that seer of images - that is
You. It is the Witness, the Consciousness, the Pure Awareness.
You are NOT beliefs. And nearly everything you believe
you are is a belief, a concept. All of your ideas about the
nature of the world, your likes and dislikes, who you are, what
God is, what political or religious system is best, what life is
meant for, why your life is a success or a failure - all of these
are ideas. They are not and never have been who you are. They are
sheets of colored gel laid upon the light of pure consciousness.
They make you believe that you are happy or sad, good or bad,
fortunate or unfortunate. But you are never any of these things.
Who You are is Free. Who You are is Absolute. Who You are is a
drop of the consciousness that is the Infinite Consciousness of
all existence or what some might call God. Yes, you are That
which alone exists, from which everything arises, and into which
everything returns. But you focus on the flotsam and jetsam that
float on the surface of the ocean, rather than recognizing you
are the ocean itself.
Perhaps you even seek to know the truth, to end suffering and
realize Enlightenment. Enlightenment is another concept. It is
the opposite of bondage or unenlightened and exists in the realm
of duality, of opposites, in the land of the fruit of the
knowledge of good and evil. They are names only that we have
created to manage within an unknown territory. That's fine, but
you are not the territory. You are You, and that has never been
bound and will never be enlightened. It always is as it is, pure
In this moment,
Where are You?
Not where your body is or even where you are within your body.
But that consciousness, that awareness, that witness which is
experiencing these words, thoughts and images arising in your
mind. Where is that witness? That is you. Where are You? If you
really search, without concepts, you will not find it. Who is
searching? The seeker is seeking itself! How absurd! But you are
convinced that you are not you and therefore seeking something
else somewhere else. But the real you is not locatable in space
and time. All you can say is "I am Here". But that
'here' has no location. It is only a knowing that there is
existence happening somewhere in a 'here-ness' that is no (or
When you speak of "I", who are you referring
"I am unhappy"
"I am confused"
"I am a seeker of Truth"
None of these is true. They are identifications with
ideas, feelings and concepts, but they are not who you are. It
would be better to say: "I am awareness and unhappiness is
arising within that awareness."
"I am awareness and am identifying with confusion that is
arising within the mind within that awareness."
"I am awareness and am identifying with a belief that I am
not already perfect and looking for something else that may arise
somewhere else that will make my mind perfect"
In this moment...
Let go of all beliefs.
Separate yourself from your Body/Mind and rest as Pure
Awareness. Don't try to stop your mind. Don't try and do
anything. It is all the trying and searching and sweating
yourself into a frenzy that makes you unhappy. Let go of all of
it. Rest in Pure Awareness, right now, in this moment, and
confusion is gone, sorrow is gone, bondage is gone, fear is gone,
limitation is gone. Yes, the mind may say something. Thoughts may
arise. But you are not the thoughts. You are not the feelings.
You are Pure Awareness. You are free from all concepts.
Are you looking for spiritual experiences? You are not
the experiences. Experiences are phenomena. Phenomena come and
go, but you are always the witness to all experiences and all
phenomena. Do you want to see God. The experience of seeing God
may come and go but you are always the witness to all experiences
and phenomena. That Witness state, that Absolute Pure
Consciousness is itself non-different from whatever you might
conceive of as God. Do not underestimate this. Do not evaluate it
at all. Give up all evaluation, all judgement, all
intellectualizing and reside in the peace of who you are.
Are you seeking Awakening? As long as you are seeking
you will never find. You cannot be a seeker and a finder at the
same time. You must give up your seeking. You must give up your
striving. You must give up all that which is the very nature of
your mind and intellect. What is prior to that. It is only Pure
Consciousness without an object. It cannot be known or grasped
for it is the Knower, the Knowing. Let go of all concepts and
simply rest in that.
Who you think you are is concepts. It is your personal
mythology in which you are the Hero/ine. But that is a story
based on a supposed individual that doesn't exist, like a
reflection in the mirror. It is an appearance only. A case of
mistaken identity. Don't be fooled any longer. It is like
watching a movie and thinking that you are the main star. But it
is just light on a screen that gives an appearance of people and
personalities. Recognize the projector, which is the pure light
of consciousness itself. Only then can you be content and free
from all of your desires and anxieties (which are also only an
In this moment,
All of this is one thing only.
It is the light of consciousness playing in infinite variety.
In India, they call this Lila, the play of God. God is one
without a second. That means that there isn't anything after God
(Brahman, the Divine, Spiritual Source - names don't matter).
It's not that no one is as good as God or as powerful as God, or
second runner up to God. There isn't anything except God. How
could there be? All life comes from Life. All existence comes
from Existence. Everything or anything that is, comes from what
IS. So whatever you are seeing, feeling, thinking,
experiencing...whatever is seeing, feeling, thinking,
experiencing...and the acts themselves of seeing, feeling,
thinking or experiencing...All of that is the One, the Divine,
the Sacred Source, God. Just as you can see that everything on
the Earth is simply earth or transformed earth - the hills, the
valleys, the mountains, the trees, the flowers, the animals and
the people - so see the All that is seemingly transformed into
What is that All? It cannot be named. It is beyond all names
and all concepts. It is emptiness and absolute fullness. It is
the beginning, the middle and the end. You can name it whatever
you like, but you run the risk of limiting it in your mind and
creating a conception to fit your needs. Then you will have put
it into the tiny box of your mind in an attempt to grasp what is
ungraspable. Do not try to use names and forms but dive into that
which is unknowable. Slip gently into the abyss which is beyond
the mind's tiny grasp.
Many call it God. And God is as good a name as any
other, but you must give up all your concepts of 'God' in order
to realize that. Whatever concepts you have about God, Goddess,
Christ, Buddha, Brahman, Emptiness, Fullness, must be given up,
in this moment, to fully recognize the Truth. For how can you
experience what is true if you are holding on to your own
expectations of Reality. First let go of your own knowing, and
then dive deeply into the abyss of unknowing.
In this moment,
Know that all is Perfect
Everything is perfect exactly as it is in this moment. There
is nothing that needs to be changed, nothing to be healed, for
everything is exactly as it should be. how could anything be
different? Do you doubt that Divinity is taking place in the All
One Thing in this very moment? Psychics, healers, classes,
seminars, gurus, masters, will not make You or the moment any
more perfect. So stop seeking. Be the Perfection that You already
are. You are Perfection personified. You are Peace personified.
You are Love personified. There is nothing to add or subtract.
When you recognize that you are Absolute Consciousness, you
will see that there is nothing else. There is no good and no bad,
and that everyone and everything is a manifestation of That. It
is all Absolute Consciousness, perfectly manifesting itself in
the great drama of cosmic creation. Whatever arises is simply
more of that. Thoughts, emotions, feelings are all part of that.
Experience them without judgement, without desire to maintain
them or an aversion to them. See with the eye of equality that
all is That.
In the beginning, it may not seem easy. There may be
frustration, confusion, and helplessness. But recognize that
these things are simply arising. They are not You. You are the
Witness of these arisings. Simply inquire into Who You are, and
with anything that arises, do not identify. Simply come back to
the inquiry of Who is witnessing this experience. Even if there
is extreme bliss, who is experiencing it? If there is powerful
energy arising, who is experiencing it? If there are visions of
sublime Deities, who is experiencing it. Bliss may come and go,
energy may come and go, visions may come and go, but You are
always here, right now, in this moment, eternally. That is what
is permanent. That is what is real. All else is phenomenal and
Rest in That and you are eternally free.
In This Moment!
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