Living in the Moment

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds,
adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only consistency that concerns us in Field practice is consistent enjoyment of and acquiescence in the reality of the ideal. In practice, this entails the refusal to counterintend, which means the refusal to settle for less. So, alignment calls us into agreement with a higher standard, and this standard becomes a requirement, a feature of our self-definition, of how we know ourselves.

We are not, however, concerned with consistency based on history, because we know that we're creating our history each moment. We're not limited by what we've done, where we've gone, or who w've been. In an instant, we can set aside even decades of habit and step onto a new history line.

All that's required is a bit of the explorer's courage, and the willingness to relinquish even good reasons for staying in the familiar territory of an earlier choice.

The willingness to re-create frees us from the unquestioned authority we often confer upon a particular past version of self, and deliberately returns to the authority of the self in this very moment.

Note that living in the moment is not the same as living for the moment, which is typically reactive.

Living in the moment comes out of a consistent devotion to the best version of self we can envision, and unwavering cooperation when this vision changes.

We grow only by outgrowing, and our alignment is an organic, evolving thing, not a static condition, like a title. Living in the moment, we remain alert to nonlocal promptings that amount to the Field reaching to become more fully who we are.


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