Each moment exists for its time and then moves on into the past. And each moment that is, was the future a moment before, as time flows and your life passes, this precious life, this one life that you are living at the moment.
And so, in this flow of time and life, two things are true: one is that nothing is ever lost and you have chance after chance after chance, as this life flows into another and as you are lifted up into the great oneness in which there is no time passing, simply being. The other thing that is true at the same time is that this moment, this one right here, right now, is precious and unique, and there will never again, in this life or another to come, be another moment exactly like this one, where you and those around you are this exact manifestation of personality and body, where the sun and stars are exactly like this, where that leaf on that tree drifts down through the air in exactly this way.
Today would be such an excellent day for cleaning out the cobwebs of your mind, all of those old thoughts and opinions hiding in the corners that need to be brought out into the light of day and exposed for what they are: stale, dusty, and no longer of use.
There is a hunger, a longing, deep within your heart. And it has been there from the moment you were born. It is not this foolish longing for romance or money. It is not this hunger for success and recognition. It is not even a desire to be surrounded by beauty.
You are capable of true greatness. This is not a question, a wish or a hope. This is a simple fact. You are capable of true greatness.
True greatness is not something you hold up to a standard you or society have set and ask over and over, “Is this it?” True greatness is a flame inside, a truth that is you. And as you go through life, this truth can become buried. You may need to unravel the consequences of some past actions to clear a space for it. Or you may need to balance the time and effort required to carry your burdens with the time and effort required to excavate your shining wonder.
But it is there. It is real. It is true and it shines.
Your life is not something to be controlled and prodded and pushed into shape. Your life is flowing, like water. Let it flow, naturally and easily. Yes, here and there you can direct this flow; you can go down one tributary instead of another. But the power is all in the movement, in the flow, in the continuance.
It is not an easy thing to learn, to live and make your choices while you are in the middle of a flowing stream, but so it is. There are times when you wish life would stand still for just a moment while you think things through, but it is not to be. You must learn to do your thinking while you are floating downstream, to make your choices on the fly, right now, when the moment of choice is upon you.
You will sometimes meet someone you believe is a soul mate; you feel the connection on many levels, perhaps instantly. And as you get to know each other more, you begin to feel the connection deepen and you feel that you must have an arrangement with this person that predated this lifetime.
Do not assume, however, that this soul connection necessarily means that you are meant to be happily together for this lifetime. It may be that you are meant to be friends and allies, helping each other out. It may be that you are going to help each other in ways that even involve conflict and separation, but with an end result that is beneficial to you. It may be that you are going to learn some lesson from each other and then go your separate ways.
Even when the sky is cloudy, the sun shines behind the clouds. Even when the storm blows, the sun shines above the storm. Even when the wind howls through and blasts the trees with its awesome power, the sun is there, up beyond the clouds and wind, shining as brightly as ever.