You Need to Live Now
Question: Victoria writes: “So often I want to forget everything that has happened. So many days, so many years have been wasted, so many mistakes have been made. But no matter how hard I try, I cannot forget. My memory again and again emits pictures of the past that cannot be erased.
Tell me, why are we given memory? If only it were given to learn, to memorize something necessary. But no, it often breaks the heart. So, what is it given for?”
Answer: I think that this occurs in you because you are very eager for the future, and therefore, for some reason, you feel sorry for the past, that you did not have time for something. Do not worry. One should always think that every moment that has passed is made by the Creator, and it all depended on Him alone. Therefore, in no case should we worry about the past, the future, or anything, but only the given moment.
Question: So, you can say thank you for what happened, whatever it was, right?
Answer: For everything that has been, for everything that is, and for everything that will be. But the most important thing is to live now. Only in the present. In Kabbalah, there seems to be no past or future tense, only the present.
Question: Do you ever regret anything in the past? Does your memory ever cut out something that makes you suddenly shiver?
Answer: It is all gone.
Question: Do I live in the compartment of today?
Answer: Not even in a day, but the moment.
Comment: Now we are talking with you, this is this life. And everything that has been and everything that will be is not a concern anymore.
My Response: All this does not depend on us in any way.
Comment: Teach me to live like this. I can say that, but if I am tested in a second, I will be a rag.
My Response: No, I am clearly not worried about the past. Although, if you count how much time I have wasted and for what, then of course it is…
My Response: But that is how it should be. Agree with the fact that the Creator does everything, and that is for sure for the past! And you fully support Him, trust Him, and accept Him.
Question: But how about the future? Everyone dreams of something about the future, everyone hopes for something that will happen in the future. It cannot be taken away from a person.
Answer: If you are thinking about the future, then, you are taking it away from the Creator. This is also forbidden.
Question: Is this also His prerogative?
Question: So, if I define this formula for myself, what is it?
Answer: At the moment I am connected with the Creator, merge with Him, cling to Him and I do not want anything else. That is how a child sticks to its mother, and that is what he wants. This is it, nothing more! That is how we should be.
Question: So the basis of this formula is to stick to the Creator?
Question: His past, His future. And yet this is my present, is it mine? Do I exist here after all?
Answer: I do. In the present, that is me. And only I determine, so to say, that I want to be with the Creator, to hold on to Him.
Question: Right now?
Question: I see. Then will all the sorrows go away?
Answer: There is nothing else. Nothing.
From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 1/12/23
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