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Chinese charater for moment

eternal moment

Chinese charater for living in the moment

"Here is in life only one moment and in eternity only one. It is so brief that it is represented by the fleeting of a luminous mote through the thin ray of sunlight - and it is visible but a fraction of a second. The moments that preceded it have been lived, are forgotten and are without value; the moments that have not been lived have no existence and will have no value except in the moment that each shall be lived." - Mark Twain

"The whole of life is now, is today, is this eternal moment." - Rumi

ant and the grasshopper

to live in the moment

To live in the moment is commonly misunderstood as living for the moment.

The fable of the grasshopper and the ant is an example of the mindset that has been taught - living in the moment is given the connotation of living irresponsibly.

But the fable of the ant and the grasshopper presents only a dichotomy.

Each choice exists at the farthest extreme of diametrically opposed poles.

In reality if we live like the ant we die like the ant. Our carcass is carted off to the rubbish heap without a second thought.

To live like the grasshopper today is to sell our future for purchased happiness now. Eventually our credit card bills catch up with us and, as the purchasing of happiness can only last while there are funds to be had, our happiness, built on the shopping experience, wanes.

Looked at from this point of view both the grasshopper and the ant, having taken extreme positions, payed the inevitable price of their extremity.

Is there a middle way? Naturally !

Living in the moment is living in Eternity.

Eternity is not some time in the future.

Eternity is not even an infinite amount of time.

Eternity has nothing to do with time.

Eternity is that dimension of - now - beyond all thinking in symbols.

The compassion of the Creator and Sustainer grants us every fleeting moment of Life as a gift. To deny this reality is to separate oneself from the Ineffable which is the Gnostic Christian mystics' definition of spiritual suffering due to removal from the presence of the Creator and Sustainer.

We must think to the future, plan and prepare for the future but we must also be able to enjoy naturally occurring moments in life when the beauty, mystery and awe of living break through the bounds of the need to plan, prepare and think of the future.

When our tasks no longer seem like tasks then our hearts float free and the task morphs into an extremely enjotable activity. The trick is simply to give the task your full attention and immerse yourself in the moment.

Living in the moment is accepting reality now

Living in the moment is enjoying reality now

Living in the moment is accepting existence now

Living in the moment is enjoying existence now

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