This moment is the moment that we have the opportunity to choose how we want to live our lives…
And through practice, we can actually train ourselves to be more fully and regularly present in this moment — to release whatever anxiety or worry or judgement we are in and arrive joyfully in the now.
Worldwide icon and bestselling chant master Krishna Das has spent his life practicing mantras and devotional chanting, and sharing these practices and his music with others — so they too can receive the gifts of the divine, and learn to reside in the beauty of the present moment.
In the above video, Krishna Das explains how a practice such as chanting can be a powerful anchor for bringing us back home to the here and now — so that little by little we can become less victimized by own emotions and thoughts, and evolve into a pillar of inner strength and true essence.
Don’t miss these highlights in this insightful video with Krishna Das:
- (0:00) — How most of us go about our lives primarily in "dreamland" — moving from one knee-jerk reaction to the next — but what really matters is our choices in this moment
- (2:02) — We can use chanting to train ourselves to release the thoughts, emotions, and fears that are keeping us in reaction mode
- (3:22) — How using an anchor such as chanting in our spiritual practice can change our neural pathways to help us access the present more frequently and more easily
- (4:17) — By returning home to the present again and again we let go of that which doesn’t serve us, allowing us to access our divine essence
Krishna Das has so much timeless wisdom to share; I hope you take a few minutes to watch.