Thursday, May 21

Are you Here Now?

Past and future do not exist. Your mind tries to justify or explain or understand or figure out events that are no longer happening and in its doing offers and strings you a story to believe in. And in losing yourself in the mental recollection of selected moments that aren't actually happening right now, you appear to disconnect yourself from the ease, fullness, and power of your Now.

Ever notice how the conditioned mind never takes you to moments where you got it all right? Ever notice how the mind doesn't conjure up how beautifully you tied your shoe-lace, or all those moments you stared up into space with awe? Ever notice how the story your mind fumbles over often leaves a bad after-taste in your psyche?

Here & Now is all there is, and the blank canvas of this Here & Now is the only time and place you choose what stories you tune into, believe in, and express.

I Want Both Of Us

I want both of us
To start talking about this great love

As if you, I, and the Sun were all married

And living in a tiny room,

Helping each other to cook,

Do the wash,
Weave and sew,
Care for our beautiful
Animals.

We all leave each morning
To labor on the earth's field.
No one does not lift a great pack.

I want both of us to start singing like two
Traveling minstrels
About this extraordinary existence
We share,

As if
You, I, and God were all married

And living in
A tiny
Room.

-Hafiz

Where Love is, where God is, there is no-thought to pre-occupy This sacred space. Are you Here Now?

in Love,
-me

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