I decided I had better get back in the throws of things, if I didn’t want people to forget this blog, and it’s magnificent purpose, learning how to live Moment by Moment. I created this blog (and the idea for it and the book), years ago, and I still get off track doing it and have to get a “cosmic mallet” tap to bring me back to my path.
There is so much conversation and confusion about how much kids should go to school during the year; well here’s a fact of life … we never get out of life school. It’s 24 hrs. a day, 7 days a week, for as many years as we inhabit these earth suits we have been assigned to reside in for our individual designated time here. Many of us play “hooky” for years, or our whole lives, but school goes on, and if you don’t attend willingly, you will get sent to the school of hard knocks, whether you want to go or not!
This last week was an interesting one for me: in the course of 3 days, I felt I was experiencing the 1st day of a new phase of my life, I felt I was possibly living the last day of my life, I had 4 (four!) miracles within a 36 hr. period, and I re-connected with God, whom I had forgotten… left hanging on the phone, so to speak, some time in the last year. Wow! is all I can say. I’m both exhilarated and exhausted at the same time, kind of like having completed a 10k race (which for me right now, would be an accomplishment.)
So all this activity has brought me up short and definitely re-set my eyes and ears on the “Moment” … the one at hand – which in a nutshell, is all we have. Nothing else is certain, only the “now”.
But, here’s the good news. The “Now” is infinite, so if we stay in it, there is no passing of time, we are always in the same “Moment”. We know from our own personal experience, we can make that feel as long or as short as we need to, to fit the situation. For instance, in life threatening or scary events, time appears to move into slow motion. On the other hand, when you have arranged to meet with an old friend, or lover, or watch a shooting star, or see your child take his or her first steps or watch a great movie, it’s all over too soon. You want to keep re-playing the experience, but “it’s never as good as the first time” (to quote Sade).
So to the few faithful readers I have had … I’m back!! and will be sharing the consistent parade of miracles that have seemed to occur my whole life. I just sometimes forget to remember. (Is that an oxymoron? See you next time (Please stop by again)