You know it’s about those moments; Those times when you are absolutely and without a doubt; content with who you are, what you’re doing and where you need to be.
Everything else melts away and you are here, now, present.
Those moments when everyone else is in slow motion and all you hear is your breath and the quiet spaces in between.
Those moments when all the negativity, the passions the complications, the half truths, and unfinished business of life; are all irrelevant, because they are not that important after all.
The only thing that matters is now. Everything before and after, is a need to remember and a wish to know more.
We long for the past, we wish it turned out differently, lament its absence and struggle to let go. Then we plan for a future; something we know nothing about, we worry about things that haven’t happened yet and set goals for what may happen; and only thing that really matters is our daily participation in our present; that is the only guarantee.
In these moments meditation happens. We let go of our senses we let go of our expectations we let go of our need to survive and just exist. We shed our masks, our personas, our ideas of ourselves and others and connect with nature, connect with ourselves, connect with our breath and actually pay attention, to the NOW.
Those are rare moments, and they shouldn’t be.
Next time you are at that place, take a step back, take a breath and be present.