Thursday, July 11, 2013

The Present is Now *

Zinnias & Hollyhocks, just as I remember
from my grandmothers' back gardens.

No Rush
this is the center of the universe at this moment
unless you're looking in another direction or are
thinking about something from a long time ago, in
which case it will wait quietly right here until you

Storypeople / Brian Andreas

"So, what is the point of waiting?
What exactly are you waiting for?
Is somebody going to give you what you always wanted?
Will a train come from Heaven bringing you goodies?
But nothing that could ever happen could be as good,
as precious, as who you are.
What stops you from being, from being present,
is nothing but your hope for the future.
Hoping for something different . . . is a mirage [that]
stops you from seeing the obvious, the preciousness of Being.
It is a great distortion,
a great misunderstanding of what will fulfill you
When you follow the mirage, you are rejecting yourself."

A. H. Almaas (aka A. Hameed Ali)

a mediation included in
The Tao of Now:
Daily Wisdom from Mystics, Sages, Poets, and Saints

by Josh Baran

* "But while we often like to comfort or flatter ourselves with the thought that the future is now, the brute truth is, the future is not now. The present is now. The future is later -- in some cases much later."
~ Ellis Weiner ~
(31, emphasis added)
Santa Lives!
Five Conclusive Arguments for the Existence of Santa Claus

and also my previous post:
"The Time Being"

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