As human beings, in my opinion, we tend to be barely capable of appreciating the present moment. Human beings tend to diminish the happiness, enjoyment, and satisfaction which could be provided by the present moment.
The present moment or the Now, has infinite potential to become one of the happiest, best, and most enjoyable moments of your life. In my opinion, those moments in our lives are those moments in which we are the most present, the most aware, the most alive, and the most Here Now.
We as human beings seem to all grow with the default flaw of thinking of how our lives “would have been better” If we were doing this and/or that. Which is obviously what somebody else who has a “better” life thann we do is doing.
The worst part about this default flaw in human thinking is that John believes that Peter is living a way better moment than he is at the present, and Peter is thinking exactly the same thing about John.
In this manner, shallow minds, which are incapable of seeing from higher than the average point of shallowness under which the state of consciousness of the masses falls, trap themselves in an infinity loop of trying to impress the other in order to get away from the shallow misclnception that others are living a way better moment than they are. And the masses usually allow this concept to be engraved upon the depths of their own subconscious minds.
This concept, which is planted and allowed to grow in the subconcious mind of those who are barely aware, barely alive, barely here now, and it leads to the uncouscious repetition and playing of this concept in the mind of the person, thus leading to constant conscious and uncoscious thoughts which not only reinforce and allow the concept to grow more in the mind but also generates feelings, sensations, and emotions which match and go in accordance to such thoughts.
There are so many human beings which are incapable of fully living and enjoying the present moment which they are experiencing right now, because their attention is completely stolen by thoughts which lead them to moods related to “I should have been doing this” “such and such are definitely having a way better time than me” ” I must make others think Im having a better time than than they are” “I must impress others and do things which will make them thing good about me”. And as expressed before every single one of all “the others” is thinking in the exact same way.
This is the reason why, when interacting with the average masses, it is easy to just catch a whole bunch of people who are all doing exactly the same, in exactly the same way, while thinking almost exactly the same. So, pretty much, all you see is the same exact man or the same exact woman over and over again with the only difference of the face and body of the person through which you look at the average being of the masses.
For this reason, it becomes very easy to quickly detect somebody who is far above the masses in the level of his state of consciousness. When a person in a higher state of consciousness than the state of the masses gets into a group of average masses, the enlightened person feels totally different.
Once you find an enlightened person, you finally get to see an independent, brilliant, and enlightned being which is not simply a different body and a different face, but is rather a whole different being than the average being of the masses.
The enlightened person not only feels extremely different to the average masses, but he also looks different, thinks different, sounds different, has different emotions, different sensations, experiences a different universe than the universe which is experienced by the avearge masses.
Because the state of consciousness of the enlightened goes higher than the state of consciousness of the average masses, the enlightened can see from a higher point than the masses. The enlightened can clearly see, grasp, and understand everything about the masses because he can clearly see them underneath his state of consciousness, but the masses would never ever be able to grasp and understand the stae of consciousness of the enlightened because the enlightened is way higher than they are.
It would be like a 7 year old kid trying to grasp and understand the state of consciousness of a healthy 70 year old genius. The kid Can’t because the state of consciouness of the 70 year old genius goes way, way higher than the state of consciousness of the kid. Nevertheless, it would be very easy for the enlightened 70 year old genius to see grasp and understand the state of consciousness of the kid, way better than the kid himself can, because he sees from a level of consciousness which is way higher than the kid. A good analogy would be to say that the kid can see from the second floor of a small house while the genius can see from the rooftop of the empire state building (or any other unbelievably tall skyscraper).
Now, it would be good to make clear the fact that age does not determine the level of consciousness of a person in no other way than the natural expectation of a higher state of consciousness in comparison to the one any human being had a year ago.
Every year one would naturally expect an elevation in the state of conciousness of any given individual, but unfortunately, reality is that the masses are so unaware of the brain, the mind, and its infinite power given to us by God, that they are incapable of achieving any significant elevation in their state of consciousness. Thus living many years on this earth with a state of consciousness which is almost on the same level throughout their whole entire lives, with changes being very slight elevations which force themselves after many years due to the natural neccesity to survive. Thus the only way in which the masses allow their consciousness tonbe elevated is through the natural push that the body goes for in order to keep itself alive.