It is astonishing. It is fascinating.
Yet we just do not recognize such fractions of time. People, it has been found, tune out sounds and distractions very quickly.
We are not paying that much attention, partially for survival reasons.
Can you imagine if we let in and have to process ALL the data points that actually exist?
From eastern spiritual traditions, we learn that there is only this moment. The present moment. There is no past and there is no future. Time, as physicist John Wheeler says, is so that everything does not happen at once, all together. Our consciousness is not at the level to process the whole reality.
To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.
Auguries of Innocence, William Blake
In the 1990s Microsoft had a great slogan – “Where do you want to go today?” How often do we ask this of ourselves? What will happen if we wake up each morning asking ourselves “where do I want to go today?” What will our head say, what will our body say, what will our heart say, what will our spirit say? Who will we listen to? There is no right or wrong answer. It is a learning experience to find that still point and tap into the inner wisdom of where we belong, like animals knowing to flee before a natural disaster such as tsunamis and earthquakes strike or this knowing of where water is, when actual danger is present…there is this naturalness in trusting our instincts.
They later changed it to “Be What’s Next” which has an entirely different energy and feel, and less dreamy. If we are thinking “be what’s next”, we are apt to miss the moment, of being this moment, of mining the gold of being present and available. We would be racing ahead and always wondering if we are enough, and when a small wind (a person’s careless remark or a setback, for example) comes, we get knocked down. What if we are okay that in this moment, we can sit still and do “nothing.” Know that nothing is missing and all really is perfect and perfection. Respond to the inner pulling, and dream into the world what we desire. It is not as esoteric and woo-woo as most people may think. Everything material begins with an energetic blueprint. What blueprint are we weaving at this moment?
We often forget and instead we get pulled and pushed by external events, other people, driven by a fear that we try to bury deep, deep, deep or deny in some way. In our shadow, lies a power that scares most of us, a power that once unlocked can manifest for us, and the world, amazing things. Serendipity. Immense love. Love, indescribable, enveloping, like a womb.
In this moment, what are you dreaming into existence?
What are you opening your mind to?
What is your heart calling for and your spirit singing?
What curiosities walk with you and ask you to go beyond the seen and tried?
Trust, trust that this time, it will be different. For the time is ripe.
In this moment, we do not negotiate our spirit, no matter how scared we are of the future, of uncertainty, of not seeing the way forward. In this moment, I am responsible for my thoughts as well as actions, and as Caroline Myss reminds us to shift authority from the external to the internal and to change our lives thirty minutes at a time. We can do this if we go inward for just half an hour each day, to go really deep, to let go, to get even more centred in our code of integrity, and come away more inspired, knowing we have choices. A daily 30-minute practice can take us into consciousness of fractions of minutes and seconds.
In this moment, I stay curious as to the possibilities that are possible.
In this moment, I choose to believe.