The only way to change that which we will be, and have, in a time to come is to learn what it means to work “with what we are” in the present moment!
In this short talk, Guy Finley explains how everything that exists was made for us to discover our true nature.
Question: What can one do to have a greater awareness of reality?
Answer: A quart cup cannot hold a gallon of water. Don’t worry about “a greater awareness” but be as constant and conscious as you can towards the awareness you can bring to bear. Each moment we put our wish for the present moment before our habituated longing for the sense of self that is produced in time, we, our awareness, and it’s capacity is enlarged. That is what is in your power.
The present moment is the canvas of creation: our perception, a palette of primary colors; our actions, brush strokes — while thought provides both background and texture. To know these things is the beginning of the artful life.