Present Moment Alignment

One is aligned with life when there is alignment with the present moment. When one is pulled out of alignment with the present moment, it is then that the nonsense of the childish mind begins.

Spirituality isn’t magical, it’s life. If we are alive, we are spiritual. Whether we are aware of this or not, it doesn’t take away from the fact that we are spiritual in nature. Lets take a practical approach to our spirituality so we can narrow down our blocks to this awareness. Take a look at one of the most common realities of life; everything that happens does so in the present moment. This is the most common reality of life, but why is it so hard to live in this moment? We hear it all the time ” live in the now, all we have is now, be present” yet it is so hard to remain present. Why?

What I have found to be the one thing that makes living in the present moment so difficult, is our inability in keeping the mind aligned with it. So many things pull us out of alignment which makes one prone to whatever childish conditioning is in place. This conditioning is different for everyone, but the nature of this childish misalignment is the same. If this misalignment doesn’t occur, the opening to be controlled by our childish Conditioned Mind will not occur. This misalignment is so subtle, but this is what makes it so difficult to be aware of it. The point of this is to show the mind will not stay aligned to the present moment without practice. It’s only because of the way it has been developed that the misalignment occurs, but understand it will not align on its own. The mind will have to be redeveloped. This is when one becomes aware of their spiritual nature because when the mind remains in alignment with the present moment, one is aligned with life. If you can develop the awareness of what takes you out of alignment with the present moment, you will discover the secret of what takes you out of alignment with life and the childish mind will simply fall away.


Michael Cupo
I grew up in Newark, New Jersey, one of six children. I have been married for 25 years. I own a home, and I have two children. I have been at the same job for 28 years. I am the happiest I have ever been and it is all because of the Love that has always been in my life. I attribute all that has happened to me to that Love. None of what has transpired in the last five years of my life has anything to do with any accomplishments on my part. There was always a lot of love in our home as I grew up, but for reasons unknown to me at the time I was always in trouble. I was at the top of my brother-in-law’s “Who My Sister Shouldn’t Marry” list. I drank alcoholically, gambled, abused drugs and painkillers. I bounced from relationship to relationship. Even after I stopped abusing alcohol and drugs in 1987, my so-called outer troubles stopped, but my self-centered behavior never changed. All I did was substitute one compulsion for another. Although my addiction became more respectable—taking the form of material possessions—I was still trapped, migrating restlessly from one obsession to another. I went to Twelve Step meetings, derived some benefit from them, and then fell away. My loved ones got me into de-tox and rehab programs. But once I was released, the cycle of insatiable craving started all over again. This cycle seemed to work for me . . . until it didn’t. And then my life changed — not instantly or magically, but profoundly. I share this change in It’s Monday Only in Your Mind: You Are Not Your Thoughts. I discovered that I wasn’t dependent upon a substance or activity, but ruled by my ego. My need to reach outside myself for fulfillment was created by a false perception of deficiency. If this sense of lack didn’t exist in me, there wouldn’t have been a need to reach and grasp. My credentials for writing this book are simply that I live this change each day. My view of life is so different from the way it used to be. Through the practice outlined in my book, I have learned to quiet my mind enough to allow my heart to open. The quieter my mind becomes, the more Love becomes the default setting of my life. This is truly a modern-day miracle, a miracle that can happen to anyone who has the urge to change.
Michael Cupo

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