One of the techniques, for want of a better word, in applying the power of now is to observe your thoughts. To simply be aware of them, accept them and then carry on, without analysing or investigating what they mean. The more aware you are that this will help calm you and bring you to peace, the easier it is in fact to be aware of your thoughts. In fact throughout the day I have caught my thoughts mid-flow every time they have tried to go off on a tangent somewhere…
As a result my ego is panicking somewhat. I am feeling the need to scream. I also am aware of an underlying emotion based on concern or anxiety, which is of course my ego “acting out”. To help me with this I have been repeating something I saw Dr Wayne Dyer suggest: “I can choose peace rather than this.”
It makes me smile, it reminds me to breathe, deeply. It keeps me in a state of awareness.
It also reminds me that I will not fix myself over night and that this too shall pass.