Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Great Blue Herons

Amazing, graceful, quiet.  Calm company.  Reminders.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

The Power of Now

Hard to explain that every moment is RIGHT NOW, and that, realistically, nothing in the past exists any more, and nothing in the future is real.  For things in the past, we have physical structures or objects that persist, of course, and the moment during which that thing came into being is gone.  We may think that as human beings, we persist as we age.  Yet we really don't.  The person I was yesterday is physically different from me today; even my thinking is a bit different.  The current moment is completely empty.  This very second is blank, so this very second.  During one of those, I typed one of these letters, during one of those my finger was moving away from the key.  None of those physical activities persists, they are past.  I can't take them back, undo them.  Those key strokes are part of history.  When I enjoy my life in each moment, when I disregard what came before and stop trying to predict the future, I can bring my whole self to my life each of these moments.  That is where truth and love appear.  Lies and fear belong to other times, and are completely products of our imagination.  Breathe into this moment.  Feel the safety and the love that is here for you now.  See those around you in each moment and appreciate the amazing complexity that is your life.  I am thankful for each moment.  Nothing else matters; I am here.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

What Happened Then?

So, after the disaster, what happened?  After the breakup, what happened?  After the departure of a loved one, what happened?  Were you surprised?  Were you amazed? Were you paying attention?  The things we take for granted continue.  A new day begins, possibilities still exist, opportunities still knock.  The world just keeps on turning.