Today I woke up and realized that the present moment is all that I have. With that realization, I could feel a deep sense of liberation within me. I’ll never be able to fully savor the present moment if I continue rushing and thinking of the next item on the to-do list. There will always be a to-do list. It’ll never cease. It’s a viscous cycle which can robe me of my own happiness if I don’t make it a habit to pause and reflect. I know I’ll never be fully satiated. I’ll always want more. When then can I enjoy the present moment? Messages from Eckhart Tolle and Thich Nhat Hanh are there to remind me of the magic of the now. I’ve yet to fully tap into the magic. But I am dedicated to find out. To cease the restlessness of the mind. To recreate a new karmic cycle. To pass on this art of peaceful and fulfilling living to my children.
When I looked out from my car window today, this is my present moment: