When we align ourselves with the present moment, we go with the movement of life. There is no effort or stress involved because we move with the life force of the universe. We let it work through us. We become one with it and let it take us to wherever we are needed. There is no thinking involved.
Thinking muddles the energy field of our body because we put labels and expectations on life, people and circumstances. We personalize every event and make it fit with our mind-made reality. And because we live in a world that is constantly changing, we feel our identity is under threat so we do whatever we can to hold on to it. We make ourselves sick with worry and stress over things that had happened (the past) or events that will happen (the future). Both are outside our control. We want to stop this negative flow of energy but we can’t press the “off” button. Why? Because we are scared that when we stop thinking, we will lose our identity. But the truth is that when we lose our identity, we become free of forms (and our problem-making mind) and are able to connect with a deeper intelligence that is one with everything. When we ignite this intelligence with our awareness, right action happens.
Insights and realizations come to us. Creativity bubbles to the surface. Inspiration pops out of nowhere. These answers were always within us but were covered up by the noise-making activity of our mind. When we become an alert presence, we move into virgin territory where riches abound.