The Beauty of Presence

What does it mean to ‘be present’ and ‘live in the now’? Let’s break it down. The past is made up of a series of moments in history that no longer exist as they were. The future is a catalogue of delicious potentials that haven’t yet been given form. In other words, the only moment that actually exists right now, is now. Once a moment has passed, it becomes the past, and the further from it you go, the more changes take place. If you hold onto that moment as the truth of what was and carry it forward as what is, you’re not being present to what’s currently taking place. Neither are you honouring all that’s changed since that moment, including you. Let’s say Continue reading The Beauty of Presence

The Gift of the Present, or, Enlightenment Comes in the Strangest Packages

In the past few months I’ve been moved to revelations by some of the most random and potentially non-enlightening things. The first one was a sign in my cousin’s home which read, ‘What if the Hokey Cokey Really is What it’s all About?’ I saw it once, and laughed. I saw it again, and smiled. I saw it every time I walked up the stairs and entered the room I was staying in, and then started to really think about it. You put your right hand in, you take your right hand out, you put it back in, then you shake it all about. Then you repeat this with various body parts, ending with your whole self, in and out, shaking all about. If you Continue reading The Gift of the Present, or, Enlightenment Comes in the Strangest Packages