2005-10-21 / Columnists

The Inner Voice

by Marilyn Gelfand


The actual reality in the present moment, not what we wish it to be,

determines what will happen in the next present moment. On my job, 100 people came to a satellite conference this morning, but the connection was broken. It worked two days before, but with the rain and high winds, something must have happened. 

This past weekend my basement was flooded, which never happened in the 30 years prior to living in my house. 

So much happens in the present that we just didn’t plan for. A visitor may come in from out of town, an accident, sickness or getting a winning lottery ticket can change the present moment.

In turn, the present moment is part of a larger universal big picture.

We may not know the reasons why certain things are happening, but we can assume that there is an intelligence that does. By using our inner

resources, we hope to tap into this information. As much as we want

something right now, there may be a good reason why it is not happening.

We trust in this picture even though we don’t understand it. 

We get the opportunity to work on lessons in the present moment. The

lessons may be given in relationships with people or something we watch

or read. Then numerous forms of the same lesson may be shown through

different life opportunities. 

Two or three family members or friends may get mad at you, but with different twists. 

You may then go the movies and see a film about just what you are thinking of. 

A book may fall off your shelf and open to a page which describes a situation that is just again what you are working on. 

Our dreams also are filled with the information we need to know to be successful in mastering a life lesson. 

When we learn the value of the present moment, we can trust in

ourselves and the big picture of life to help pave the way into the next. 

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