To learn to be with "This," moment and not some other moment can be difficult. We have so many instances of "Not what I expected," or distractions, pressure, and many other things pulling us away from the here and now. Sometimes it doesn't even feel as though we are in our own body. Where are we? Where did we go? What were people saying to me, I missed all that? What memory was I trapped in? Where was my mind projecting out and seeing into some future moment? Am I content sleep walking through the present moment, because my attention is somewhere else?
No matter what, all of that is not present and not right here, right now, physically, mentally and spiritually. And when I'm divided like that my responsiveness to the moment can be.... well... a little or a lot crappy... because mind is divided, so my response is fragmented, and things come out more like a scatter gun, than a focused beam from a laser. The effort of my day is, "To be present," and accounted for. How about you?
May We Practice Our Life Well,
Jaye Seiho Morris 淸峰, Curator