where are you now?

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When you aren’t distracted by your own negative thinking, when you don’t allow yourself to get lost in moments that are gone or yet to come, you are left with this moment. This moment- now- truly is the only moment you have. It is beautiful and special. Life is simply a series of such moments to be experienced one right after another. If you attend to the moment you are in and stay connected to your soul and remain happy, you will find that your heart is filled with positive feelings. You can begin the process of nourishing the soul by living in the present moment, in the now. and if your mind wanders, don’t take these thoughts too seriously. Just let them go, realize that they are nothing more than fleeting thoughts, and you will soon be on your way to finding the peace of mind you seek, with loving feelings for yourself and others bringing joy and contentment to your life.   ~Sydney Banks

seek. release. find.

inquiry for today~  consider what it really means to live in the moment….who’s moment? ….is it really possible?

what not to fear

As the conversation turned to waiting, Brother Anthony leaned forward in his chair. Contemplative waiting is consenting to be where we really are, he explained. People recoil from it because they don’t want to be present to themselves. Such waiting causes a deep existential loneliness to surface, a feeling of being disconnected from oneself and God. At the depths there is fear, fear of the dark chaos within ourselves. Brother Anthony was exactly right. Ultimately, we are fleeing our own dark chaos. We are fleeing ourselves.    ~Sue Monk Kidd

 

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