Last week, we saw how our brains have a built-in motivation system to get us up, out of bed, eating, drinking, procreating, and doing the things we need to further our lives and the species. The whole system is a real blessing.
But it’s also a curse. It sucks us into a time-focus that is anything but staying present in the moment.
In this lesson, we see the curse is even deeper. The chemical motivation system in our brains sets a trap for us. We are led down a path that ends with us settling for a lesser version of ourselves — what the tradition has called “the false self,” or “the ego-as-self,” or “the flesh.”
Which makes the “prayer of staying in the current moment” a helpful one.
Have a listen,