You are born right now
Generally, we tend to think of ourselves as being born to so-and-so parents in such-and-such a place x years ago, and that up till the present many things have happened in our lives.
This is certainly true if we consider that the present is the consequence of the past. This is merely one aspect of a fact, however.
In truth, there exists no other you than the one living right here and now.
The past does not exist in absolute truth; there is only here and now.
This means that you are born right now.
You’re born now, completely new and free: bound by nothing.
And yet, a surprising number of people seem to remain tied to the past, living in a gloomy and wishy-washy state while they think to themselves, “I suffer so much because this and that happened,” for example.
How do you feel when you see a newborn baby?
One sees only simple innocence and radiant charm.
This is because babies and little children are brand-new.
The truth is, even your adult self is the same.
Past worries exist only in your head, as delusions or stories you have created.
Once you clearly confirm the fact that no such delusions exist, they disappear instantly.
In actual fact, it’s not only babies; it’s also you who are born right now.
Along the same lines, the truth is that you—alive, here and now—are bound by nothing. You’re innocent, radiant and completely free.
Suffering often results from comparison.
Comparison originates mentally when you believe that you were born x years ago.
In actual fact, there is only the breath you are currently inhaling, and the breath you are currently exhaling.
You are born right now. This is the truth.
Let’s say you have a physical disorder. Even with the disorder, everything is perfect when you’re born right now.
Newborn babies and young children do not make up stories or delusions in their minds, thinking to themselves “What if this or that happens?” or “Because of that, this happened.”
All they do is to accept the given set of circumstances 100% and try to live here and now to the best of their ability.
That is why any baby or child is all the more innocent and charmingly radiant.
Jesus Christ said “¼ unless you change and become like little children, you will never get into the kingdom of heaven.”
This is by no means difficult.
This is because the truth is that you are born right now.