So essentially, what is being said is, do not think about yesterday, do not think about tomorrow – just be with what is here right now. See, it took millions of years of evolution to get this much cerebral capability, that we can vividly remember every experience of our life. And we have a fabulous sense of imagination, that we can project and create a tomorrow in our mind, and make efforts to manifest that.
People don’t know how to handle [memory & imagination]
Now the reason why somebody’s telling you – ‘be in the moment’ is – because for many people these two faculties, of memory and imagination, which set us apart from every other creature on this planet. No other creature on this planet has as vivid a sense of memory and imagination as we have. It’s taken millions of years of evolution to get us here. But now because people don’t know how to handle it, they’re saying get rid of it. Don’t remember yesterday, do not think about tomorrow, just be with what is here right now. In a way, we’re talking about how to become an earthworm once again. I have great regard and respect for the Earthworm, it’s very eco-friendly creature. But with enormous effort, this life has evolved from there to here, isn’t it?
Is it important to learn how we can put this memory and imagination to the highest possible usage? Or is it best to erase it, so that you can simply be here with little peace, maybe peaceful? It’s very easy to do this. If we take away half your brain, you will be very peaceful, and always in the ‘now’. Yes? Is that what we are seeking, is the question.
This has happened because, people have become capable of suffering that happened 10 years ago! Yes! You can suffer something that happened 10 years ago, and you can suffer what may happen day after tomorrow, already! So, you are not suffering life, you are just suffering your memory and imagination. Because it’s gone berserk.