here and now
July 12, 2008 8 Comments
From our first person point of view, what is happening is always in the present time.
What we think and feel about the future; the past; or somewhere else is actually taken place in real time where we are.
I am not saying that nothing is happening elsewhere other than where i am.
Its the here/now lenses that i perceive the future; past; and far away that is happening in the here and now.
Our thinking mind allows us to reevaluate the past; anticipate the future ;make rational judgments on whats happening elsewhere.
This all fine and healthy. along as we realize that all are feelings are of the moment towards the formulated thoughts in our heads of the past, future and elsewhere.
If we forget this realization we can fill are lives with unnecessary, guilt, inhibition, angst and arrogance.
Zen meditation brings me to real time sensing. Simplifying. I can allow my self to let go of the unnecessary baggage and clutter of my cognitions. I learn through living, by experience . with full body in the here and now.