Life is long stretches and short spans. Life is remembering and forgetting. There isn’t anything that life is not. It is hilarious, and it is, also, from your timid point of view, horrific. It is a mixed bag, but is it really?
As the call to stillness continues, we are reminded today that stillness does not equal avoidance and it’s important that we recognise when we may have slipped from the former into the latter. A truly still heart can contain all that exists, both dark and light, pain and pleasure, love and hate.
We have created an instant gratification society, where everything is now. It may sound like an oxymoron in the Spiritual Community, since all we have is Now. Our actions in the Now (present moment) creates moments of long lasting gratitude. The sense of gratitude should be one of peace and joy, not one of anxiety and feeling rushed. By creating instant gratification, nothing feels genuine.