If you have one foot in the past, and one foot in the future, ….. you’re pissin’ on the present.
We’re all guilty. We all need to be more mindful of the moment and not getting dragged back…or worrying yourself to death about shit that is out of our control. Life is a struggle…..life is suffering. This is some bullshit!!! . ……Whew.
Take a breath. A couple more.
Keep it movin
I’m currently on holiday in Germany, but the weather is lousy, there’s a severe weather warning in place which means that it’s not really good for walking in the hills of the Schwarzwald, which is what I was intending to do. So I have been visiting the local churches, admiring their art and so on.
They have a very meditative energy, i like to sit quietly in the pews and soak up the feeling. I remember reading somewhere that the early Christians used to put their Churches on the holy sites of the old pagan religions, so who knows how long mankind has been worshipping in these places. The churches go back a thousand years or more.
Life and death flow around us. After a period of pleasure and almost little encounters with death, I've had my first serious
encounter today while picking up the corpse of Bibastek -a stray cat I was taking care of- of the road. The scene was quite gruesome. I will not go into details but I was shocked to the point of going around in circles while just muttering "Oh no! Oh no! Oh no!"
To think she was eating and sleeping all day by the backyard and now she is gone. So unexpected.
Lately, for the last 2-3years I've begun also seeing how I'm ageing myself. My hair less thick, wrinkles, annoying things like "knee pain" or wrist pain which I was unknown to. It is not that I'm aching and losing vitality, which possibly I am, but there is a change, a constant change always of course, but it is being noticeable now.
With the first example, I think the unexpectedness was the critical factor.
We always assume we will have time, we can leave things for later. Short-term sensual satisfaction instead of long-term peace.
Do not leave meritorious deeds for later. Be kind, be good, be considerate, be compassionate....