Monday, May 19th, 2014
IF THERE IS ANYTHING SACRED—IT’S LAUGHTER
And I am laughing.
A friend and colleague is helping me with my techno deficiencies.
So she changed all of my passwords for me to simplify.
She sent me a notice saying in caps:
EVERYTHING IS NOW—x password
All I saw was EVERYTHING IS NOW
And I thought the universe was speaking to me.
Yes, indeed, it all is NOW.
If only we could remember that.
The phrase that helps me remember that when I get greedy for the future or
wallowing in the past is:
“You are home
You have arrived”
Thich Nhat Hanh in No Death, No Fear
In other words, “This is it. Right here. Right now.
So what are you going to do with it?”
That sounds so beatific and foolish.
Not so. It is a demanding discipline.