The one master wrote after studying all of his life that if you wanted to maintain perfect peace and harmony all you had to do was not be concerned with what is happening externally. That’s quite a mouth full with all that is presently happening around the world, but he is absolutely right.
There was a group of Shamans in Ecuador who lost all of their money and possessions during their countries Bank failures. The Shamans bowed their heads, praised the universe and sat around in a circle explaining that this was a good thing —-that good would come from this.
The Present Moment
“A Japanese warrior was captured by his enemies and thrown into prison. That night he was unable to sleep because he feared that the next day he would be interrogated, tortured, and executed. Then the words of his Zen master came to him.
“Tomorrow is not real. It is an illusion. The only reality is now.”
Heeding these words, the warrior became peaceful and fell asleep.” -source geocities
The now is all we have. You can’t go into the past, you can’t go into the future, you can’s go to the moon, (maybe— depends on your budget) but, you can deal with the now. That’s what you have and that’s all everyone has– when you really think about it. Sort of levels the playing field doesn’t it. Daddy Warbucks may have his yachts tied up in the Dubai harbor and Bill Gates is concerned how he can distribute billions of dollars to worthy causes, but when they have dinner, go to sleep, dress in the morning, go to work, just like everyone —-they only have the now.
I know what you are thinking. Yea I wouldn’t mind having a little of their now, now and again. But it’s like the Beggar and the King. Many times the King has to outfit soldiers, make critical strategic decisions and keep constant guard for fear of his life and all the Beggar has to do is hold his hand out to get fed. In their minds each thinks the other guy has it made.
So that’s it for the now.
QUOTE: “With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future.-Ralph Waldo Emerson
THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW The Now Is all you have!
THINGS YOU MAY WANT TO SAVE The now, but you better act quick or it will be gone!
ZENTRAVELER SAYS: It all in zee NOW! That’s all we have —use it well!
From here to Infinity is a relatively short ride! The next leg takes eons and eons as you fly through the Barycentric Dynamical Time Zone! and on and on and on.
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