Moment to Moment

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“As this figure moves across the stones, he steps lightly and non-seriously, and at the same time absolutely balanced and alert. Behind the swirling, ever-changing waters we can see the shapes of buildings; there appears to be a city in the background. The man is in the marketplace but at the same time outside of it, maintaining his balance and able to watch it from above. This card challenges us to move away from our preoccupations with other spaces and other times, and stay alert to what is happening in the here and now. Life is a great ocean in which you can play if you drop all your judgments, your preferences and the attachment to the details of your long-term plans. Be available to what comes your way, as it comes. And don’t worry if you stumble or fall; just pick yourself up, dust yourself off, have a good laugh, and carry on.

The past is no more and the future is not yet: both are unnecessarily moving in directions which don’t exist. One used to exist, but no longer exists, and one has not even started to exist. The only right person is one who lives moment to moment, whose arrow is directed to the moment, who is always here and now; wherever he is, his whole consciousness, his whole being, is involved in the reality of here and in the reality of now. That’s the only right direction. Only such a man can enter into the golden gate. The present is the golden gate. Here-now is the golden gate. …And you can be in the present only if you are not ambitious–no accomplishment, no desire to achieve power, money, prestige, even enlightenment, because all ambition leads you into the future. Only a non-ambitious man can remain in the present. A man who wants to be in the present has not to think, has just to see and enter the gate. Experience will come, but experience has not to be premeditated.” – Osho.com

At times I manage to be present. I rarely voyage into the past. The future catches my mind on occasion. I prefer spontaneity and now here-ness. It’s my practice. It’s my one precious life and I don’t wish to miss it be wandering in the no longer existing past and nonexistent future.

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“You are so loved. You are accepted. You are growing. You are a beautiful soul.” – Meg Heighway

I paid a lot of money and went to college for many years. I was seeking the answer. Truth. (Don’t play religion on me here. That’s not the point.)
I asked, “Why?” I asked the questions. I tried asking logic and science. I asked the questions (you know the ones.. The ones you ask.) I asked at the gates of religion and philosophy. I asked for years. I asked the question(s) we all ask.
What did I learn? Not THE answer.
I learned I was asking the wrong question(s).
Now I seek the question.
And the questioning…and the questioning…could it be…the answer? Curiosity? Wonder?
Open eyes?
Open ears?
Open mind?
Open heart?

Then again,
Maybe not.

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