I found this among some old hand-written notes from my summer spent climbing trees two years ago. So simple, yet so powerful:
–> letting go of the past
–> letting go of fears of the future
I think I’m doing pretty well with the first part – both in terms of the more distant past and in terms of the more recent past, like not holding grudges and trying not to overthink others’ behaviors or situations that have come and gone. The second part is a little harder – it’s so natural to think about the rich and creamy filling in the center and not give the yummy outer icing the attention it deserves. But the icing is so wonderful in its own right and sometimes when you get to the filling you realize that the icing was just as good, if not better and now it’s gone and you only have yourself to blame for not being there fully to enjoy it. All life is, is fleeting present moments but I think that fear of the unknown takes us away from the moment. All life is, is the now… now… now… and that’s all that’s guaranteed anyways… I’m playing with different ways of helping to ground myself in the present during the day-to-day. Right now, it’s simply repeating, “now, now, now” when I catch my mind spinning away. All we have is the now, but do we ever really have it? The moment we think of the now, it’s already gone, so I really hope we were there to enjoy it.