NOW

There is no turmoil or suffering in the now. Turmoil and suffering is in the past and future; as you imagine something unpleasant which has happened or you are afraid will happen.

Take the imagination away, and where is the turmoil and suffering?

Kind of ironic, then, that people seem so determined to escape from the now to the depths of their imagination.

Because they imagine that all of their turmoil and suffering is happening now.

And they imagine that to escape their turmoil and suffering they need to escape from the now.

But the more they try to escape from their turmoil and suffering the deeper they go into it.

As they imagine all the reasons why there is so much turmoil and suffering in their lives.

And they imagine that, if only they could fix what happened in the past, and, if only they could put right everything that they are worried about in the future, that all of their turmoil and suffering would disappear.

When all they need do to stop their turmoil and suffering is to stop imagining and to return to the right here, right now.

Take the imagination away, and where is the turmoil and suffering?

…………………

If you can accept everything that is right now, if you are fit to take life exactly as it is in the present moment, you have honoured that moment and you have honoured life. And life will honour you, in return.

© Phillip A. Klein March 2008

Published in: on March 17, 2008 at 1:29 am  Leave a Comment