Whether one’s story gets written down for posterity or not, does not negate the fact that the story is lived. I wonder, if I knew that someone were writing my story down to preserve it for my progeny, would I live it any differently than I currently am?
This could be a question from my ego/personality state trying to break through my meditation, AND it could be a mindful nudge to “wake up”!
I get to be the main character in this “story,” and I get to choose, moment by moment, the values and strengths of this lead player. Do I recognize myself when I see it documented on paper? What is going on that is easily recognizable as supporting and loving? What am I willing to do for love?
What have I done? What do I wish to do? Most importantly – what am I doing right now? How am I loving, and who do I love? Is my book filled with only the past and the future? Or, am I writing in ”real time” NOW – the sacred present?
Alan Watts said,”The concept of time is one of the greatest ways in which we are fooled. We believe that the past and the future are, as it were, more solid and of longer duration than the present…. We live in a sort of hourglass with a big bulb at one end (the past) and a big bulb at the other end (the future); we are at that little neck in between and we have no time. Whereas, when our vision becomes changed, we see that, we have in fact an enormous present in which we live and that the purely abstract borders of this present are the past and the future.”
Each breath is a blank page in my book. I have available to me and within me, the power to rewrite, edit, and explore my best life RIGHT NOW!
Reverend Jeanne Hoffman
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