Sunday, July 15, 2007

Daily Dharma: The Present Moment

Today's Daily Dharma from Tricycle is a good one -- this is the basic work we all need to be doing in one way or another. Being present to ourselves and to life is the only way we can know what is true -- it is how wisdom can creep in beneath the internal monologue that usually defines how we live our lives.

The Present Moment

The present moment is the most profound and challenging teacher we will ever meet in our lives. It is a compassionate teacher, it extends to us no judgment, no censure, no measurement of success and failure. The present moment is a mirror, in its reflection we learn how to see. Learning how to look into this mirror without deluding ourselves is the source of all wisdom. In this mirror we see what contributes to the confusion and discord in our lives and what contributes to harmony and understanding. We see the relationship between pain and its cause on a moment-to-moment level, we see the bond between love and its source. We see what it is that connects us and what it is that alienates us.

~ Christina Feldman and Jack Kornfield, Stories of the Spirit, Stories of the Heart

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Hilarious picture!! Good post!