“I live my life in growing orbits which move out over this wondrous world, I am circling around God, around ancient towers and i have been circling for a thousand years. And I still don’t know if I am an eagle or a storm or a great song.” ― Rainer Maria Rilke,
I’ll make this brief.
There is only now. This moment. And yet, we spend most of our life thinking, ‘What’s next?.
Yes, there are places to go (physical as well as spiritual), people to visit and things to do, but if your life is lived over there or out there, you’ll never see the beauty and pleasure beneath your feet.
Holding the moment is hard. Breathing, meditation and mindfulness all help, but however you arrive at that place of no mind doesn’t really matter. What matters is you know that’s where wholeness resides — true love if you will.
In case you think this a recipe for escapism, you’ve missed the point. Rather than running away from yourself, you’re getting in touch with who you were born of all those years ago.