It's always true that this moment is the still point that all the other aspects of life flow around. It’s only in “now” that we are actually alive; the rest is all memory and projection.
When we feel that urge to “fix” something in our lives it’s generally a wish that we could lock-in and hold onto a fleeting state. “When it was good” or “what we imagine would make it good” fills our focus and we wish we could nail that down.
But life keeps flowing around the still moment. We can forget to rest into the majesty of all that’s around us, as this moment sails steady-on through the vagaries of experience. The practice of opening fully to what is, now, is central to this work of recognizing all that we are.
Art and Practice
Don Freas is an artist, writer, and poet in Olympia, Washington.