Everything is Connected
Everything that is without
Is a reflection of
Everything that is within.
When we disrespect our World
We see reflected back to us
Our disrespect of Ourselves.
We can begin to undo
What has been done
And there is never a better time to begin
“The best way to take care of the future is to take care of the present
moment.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
“This is a way of saying that our deepest spiritual, religious, and psychological problems are extremely simple.
Just go out and look at the sky.
Get to know where you are.
Heaven is there for all to see.”
~ Alan W. Watts
Future? The word still holds a residue of unease. A programmed response I know but it is still creating a reaction.
As a child I was bombarded with the word. It seemed everything depended upon it. I on the other hand, had other ideas. I was too enthralled by the Present to be concerned with a future.
But, true to form, with persistence and punishment, I came to understand that the world around me valued it more than the Present. So I began the long and painful process of trying to shoehorn my expansive perspective of life into the limited one – the only one acceptable to all around me.
Little did I know then, that all along my perspective had been totally the ‘right’ one for me!
It has taken years to come full circle, to return to myself, but it has been a thoroughly interesting journey up to now.
As for the future ….
I shall continue to write more.
Stopping every now and then to gaze into the skies, up a tree, in the grasses, listen to the birds and ….
I need to find somewhere to live.
So I shall enjoy the searching, the plotting and the planning.
Remembering that it’s a fun journey and allowing it all to unfold, in its own way, in its own time.
But more than anything I shall remember to value myself and my perspective beyond all else.
Remembering that the opinions of others are interesting and sometimes valuable but ultimately, the only person who really knows what is right for me is me.
And the only way I know how to do that is by allowing myself to be Present in this moment, in my life right Now.