“When you realize that eternity is right here now, that it is within your possibility to experience the eternity of your own truth and being, then you grasp the following: That which you are was never born and will never die. . . . (90)”
― Joseph Campbell, Thou Art That: Transforming Religious Metaphor
It's so trite: the Now is all you have.
And this isn't me trying to joust with Eckhart Tolle and all other spiritual gurus of a similar ilk
It's asking you, again, to consider your direct experience of life.
What's happening right now?
(Please avoid reciting anything you've read or heard and go to your .)
You might want to sit for a brief moment to ponder the question.
You're here, right?
Or at least there's a sense of being here.
Cutting right to the chase, though, the moment your thoughts inveigle their way into your psyche they take you away from the present moment; and that's why I invite those people who I work with (qua coach — argh, I hate that label but it's the one people seem most comfortable with) to ask this question:
"What is there when there is no thinking?"
It's not me asking them to stop thinking — that's impossible — but merely to consider what is there when there is no thinking.
And the answer?
A happening of this moment which is bereft of any word or aphorism to describe precisely what is in play.
You could say: a moving, dancing, energetic expression.
Then again you might say: there is just this.( Collapse )