Since self-deceptions, illusions, and lack of information make up the ego level of the mind, it is no wonder that people who operate at that level of the mind have great difficultly in being realistic. The best way to be realistic is to be guided by Ultimate Reality and Knowingness—God’s Presence at the center of your mind.
It should be obvious that depending on sources outside of yourself for survival in this world can be hazardous. When you realize that you must look within yourself, you have two choices: you can look to your limited ego, or look to God’s All-knowing Presence. Guess which one gives you real hope?
Of all the expressions regarding time, “time stands still” carries the most truth. For past, present, and future are but one eternal moment in God’s beingness. By reminding yourself of that often, you will be closer to God’s presence within you, and have a better awareness of what to do in your life.
When you are constantly “thinking” about what you should do in your life, you are living life through the limited ego level of your mind, which can waste time, try your patience, and result in failure. Instead, let God’s Presence be in control of your mind, and you will simply be “aware” of the right thing to do.