“Take a moment and imagine that there is no time. Take a moment to just let go of tomorrow…See if you can feel what it is to exist only now. See what it’s like to completely take tomorrow, and yesterday out of the picture” Adyashanti
I’m trying really hard to imagine no time this morning as my small kids woke at what’s now 5:30am here in Nebraska. I even kept them up an hour later than normal in hopes that they’d sleep later. I’m laugh crying at that now. I’ve done that every year for 4 years and it hasn’t worked yet!
I woke up mad. Why? What actually happened? Two sweet little kids, with no concept of time, simply woke up when their bodies told them to. And the clock time when it occurred didn’t match the hopes and expectations I was holding onto tightly. Anytime we resist what is actually happening, we suffer. It reminds us that who we think we are doesn’t actually have any control over anyone or anything. And we don’t want to see that.
When will I learn to let go of any expectations and go with the flow of life no matter what? Maybe next year. Oh wait, next year doesn’t exist and may never come. New plan. How about Now? Since I’ve had some coffee and I’ve been up for an hour already, that sounds like a good idea.