Living in 'Now' Time

It is an interesting feeling living in the NOW, almost like not standing on solid ground, yet it's more stable really than where we used to stand which was predominantly constantly in the past or future. Living in the past can have us feeling emotions like regret, anger and resentment a lot of the time. Living in the future results in a lot of unnecessary and unhelpful worry, fear, doubt and anxiety.

Living in the Now feels, well, strange at first. Yes it can feel very calming and soothing, allowing yourself to trust life, trust yourself and trust your connection to that which is guiding you, all the time.  At first though, it can feel like you are in a void, neither here nor there.We are used to being very attached to things, to belongings, to people, to situations, to jobs. Take ‘time’ out of the equation, and all of a sudden a whole bunch of stuff becomes irrelevant.

Simultaneously, a few things stand out as being truly valuable and truly precious to you, leading to a greater appreciation of what is truly important, and a stronger desire to live your life accordingly. Living in the Now leads to a sense of detachment when it comes to certain situations that previously would have had you plugged in. Ideally this is a healthy detachment to those things that were not really serving you, but detachment of any kind can feel disconcerting.

It can make you feel ‘disconnected’ if you have been overly attached to someone or something external to you, or previously received your sense of identity from that someone or something. A very relevant comment came through recently with someone saying well does living in the Now mean we not worry about next month’s bills? For the record I have learned not to worry about bills due next week let alone next month, and yes this includes those times I have no idea where it’s going to come from.

I've learned to trust, not on blind faith, but from experience after experience where the money that we truly need always comes when we most need it. This doesn’t mean I sit around waiting for miracles to fall out of the sky. You learn to listen to your instincts, to follow those inner nudges and prompts. They are the keys that unlock and open doorways of opportunity. They are the Hansel and Gretel cookie crumbs that lead us to magical (natural) synchronicities. They are our inner GPS at work, providing lightbulb moments of clarity, saying this way, this way! On a random, or not so random, note, 21 years ago I took off my watch and haven’t worn one since.

Has that helped me live in ‘Now’ time, not having this watch attached to my body? Of course like everyone I have to look at the clock, there are places to be, people to meet and so on. (Actually I've never had a clock in my home either -  the 'time' is not hard to find thanks to phones, computers, cars, etc etc) But has it made a difference not having a watch physically on my body this whole time? For me personally, I feel it has.

I am curious however – has anyone else felt the need not to wear a watch, and have you felt that this has made a difference to your life?


Jarusel 14th October 2013 3:46 am

Hi Dana,
I took my watch off over 10 years ago and certainly feel the difference. Mind you I also changed my lifestyle enormously going from running a high pressured retail business with lots of employees and overheads to a simple one man business operation in which I work 3 days a week on average.

Definitely not having the watch on my wrist these days is absolutley brilliant. I do live in the now (and am still learning to) moreso in my everyday life and notice when I slip out of it very quickly. Its a beautiful way to be - in the now.. Love your posts and have learned a lot from reading them. Thank you.

Tiff 14th October 2013 7:05 am

Hi,Dana. This post help me to realize and give myself credit for the fact that I am becoming more of a NOW person. I also realized that I haven't worn a watch in at least a decade nor did I hang a wall clock in my new home of three years and I don't miss them...Strange but good. Thank you.

Heartfelt courage 14th October 2013 9:45 am

WOW, it has been over 10 years for me also not wearing a

watch! Wearing a watch was a tool of my nursing career

and it was my retirement to give it up. Never thought of

losing them in my home, but I'm all in favor of this freedom

too! Sometimes before going to sleep I tell myself what

time I should get up and it is most accurate.

Thanks for this new idea of freedom!

Ericarock 14th October 2013 12:32 pm

I so so so LOVE this article!! Obviously spoken by someone who IS living in the NOW !! How did you come to living in this state? Would you mind sharing? I ask because I am a trainer for the ZONE METHOD,
where we have created an easy way to get people into what we call the Zone state or the NOW state in minutes. We have "gateways" that we use to enter the state at will, the mind quiets or goes silent all together, sense heighten, colors get brighter and crisper, sounds are sharper,the body feels VITAL and alive!! I train people to get into this state so it is so wonderful to hear of others who have gotten there on their own or through various other methods. This getting into the NOW energy is the hottest trend on the planet currently and I know the more people we train the effects to the entire collective consciousness is being effected, as the 100th monkey theory suggests!! We are living in exciting times indeed!

Skyhawke8 14th October 2013 12:52 pm

Thank You Dana for this refreshing post about living in the NOW or in the moment.
Wearing a watch has always seemed odd, foreign and perhaps a bit restrictive (like handcuffs) to me.
In reality, time doesn't exist so perhaps wearing a watch in a way keeps us "cuffed" to illusion.
It's difficult to train the mind to trust the moment, but all is, really as it is, in divine perfection and we come to awakening in our own perfect resonance and vibration.
Blessings to you beautiful light goddess ... :smitten:

Naybird 14th October 2013 2:19 pm

Hi Dana,

I haven't worn a watch in over 10 years. I have learned to trust my inner voice and my timing has been pretty much on. I really love the feeling of not wearing a watch. Life is no longer tick tock but instead loving inner guidance.
Love your articles!!!


jimbo 14th October 2013 3:15 pm

Hi Dana, I too stopped wearing a watch in 98 when I realized that we live in the "ETERNAL NOW" which compasses all time.i feel that by not being focused "in" or "on time" my life is more spontaneous and my body does not age as others are.Realizing that time is a "construct" and also that "I AM" not my body are chief components to ascension. Thanks for your info. Jimbo


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Energy Intuitive and Author of A New Chapter Dana Mrkich is an inspiring Writer, Speaker & Teacher with a passion for reminding others of their innate truth and essence. Holding the vision of a new reality from a young age guided by her star elders, Dana’s life focus has been to help people remember who they really are so that together we can create the best possible reality for ourselves and the planet.  

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