“Live Fully Now,” by Syntysche Groverland.
(A continuation of her last talk from July 16th titled “Beginning Life’s Newness”)
We have a life to live and the heart has the answers to truly living it well!
Do you find yourself projecting into the future rather than being in the present moment? If so, you may just feel like something in your life is missing… and what is missing is YOU!
The masters say life is all about the journey, not the destination…
So, how can we be here now and start being more present in our own lives?
Alan Watts says it this way:
While it is a tremendous use to us to look ahead in this way, there is no use planning for a future which when you get to it, and it becomes the present you won’t be there because you will be living some other future that has not arrived. So we are never able to inherit and enjoy the roots of our actions.
– Alan Watts
My moment of Zen…
I was watching my 11 year old son (see photo), Tylor running through the raging river in Lyons a few weeks ago on one of those really hot July days and we were also watching all the local kids jumping off a kayak Height waterfall disappearing for a bit and then appearing 12 to 20 feet down the river. I was enjoying the beautiful wind that was blowing through the trees and intent on keeping an eye on Ty.
Though it made me nervous to let Ty do this, I realized he was old enough now to try it. Ty kept looking at me like, “Is it ok for me to jump off this thing?” And, because of the loud noise of the rushing water, we couldn’t talk to one another, but I gave him the ok with my eyes. Even though he had the ok, he walked around the waterfall went above it, below it and just made sure he wanted to jump in. Finally, he looks at me and gives me the eyes, “I’m next!” I get Mike to look over to watch Tylor experience jumping off this waterfall for the first time, and face his fear. While we were waiting for the jump, my adrenaline is as if I’m about to jump myself, I am totally with him, I am him in this moment as he leaps, the flash backs of my own firsts, my own brave moments are appearing in my mind’s eye remembering the times where the curiosity of something new outweighed the fear.
At this moment, I was pure connection with the Spiritual Realm. I was one with everything, my focus on all things of the future and the past were a blur and I was one with the water, with the trees, with my son, with my husband – I was in a state of untethered bliss, attached to nothing and one with everything – not just part of the Universe, I was the whole Universe.
I realized that I had merged with my son’s spirit. I felt and saw things through his eyes in this moment and it reminded me of what it says in Matthew 18:2-5:
“Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the holy position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.”