"He who binds to himself a joy
does the winged life destroy.
But he who kisses the joy as it flies
lives in eternity's sun rise."
Each moment is pure ... sacred ... real ... true. Not the moment just passed, not the moment yet to be, these are phantasies stuck in time ... no, only this very moment.
Have you noticed how this moment is the only thing that truly satisfies? Have you noticed how we subtly cling to the "good" moment and "flee" the "bad". Both are imposters.
In truth, this moment as it is, is neither good or bad ... it's just this moment. If we stay true and clear within this moment, nothing compares to it ... as it is, the living waters of Loving Truth crash through our being ... revitalising with ever-freshness ... ever-newness ... with "This-is-It-as-It-isness" ... for the very first time every time.
Yet, it's so tempting for the mind to continue trying to hold it, or flee it.
Be here ... now ...
look ... listen ... allow ...
It only takes an instant and you're here, absolutely present and free ... right now , how and where you are.
Your mind will try to claim this, hold it, keep it, know it ... but as soon as it does, the moment is gone. The mind cannot hold it ... it's absolutely unholdable.
Because This ... this moment is this moment ... alive with pulsating presence. When the mind tries to take hold, it's immediately a snapshot, a memory. It's extremely subtle but it's the past masquarading as the present again ... and if you look carefully, all the juice has left it.
The joy of the moment is only experienced in this moment now.
Deep breath in ... look ... listen ... allow...
In an instant you are here ... now. This moment is totally fresh, new, thrilling with beingness. Stay present. Don't be tempted to cling or flee ... be here.
Ah ... this moment ... evernew ... everfresh.
Do you notice ... if you don't think about it, it simply is, just as it is.
Life is simply living ...
You are simply being ...
What ... nowhere to go? Absolutely nowhere, this is It! All of it too ... not just some of it, or part of it ... This is it!
Okay, one more time ...
Deep breath in ... look ... listen ... allow ...
You are here ... instantly!
No yesterday, no tomorrow.
No last moment one moment ago even ... only this. This is it.
Look ... listen ... allow ...
This is it ... everfresh ... evernew ... always already here.
"One instant in eternity;
eternity is the now.
When you see through this one instant,
you see through the one who sees."