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The Peace of the Present

Updated: Mar 26, 2022

“Your hand opens and closes, opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralyzed. Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as birds’ wings.”
- Jelaluddin Rumi, The Essential Rumi

As you are reading this, I want you to take a moment to pause. Breathe. Go ahead and allow yourself the space to feel the full breadth and depth of the present. Let go of the frustrations that cling to us from this morning, yesterday, or in years past. Release the tension created by anxiety and worry. Every event past or yet to be born into your experience that tugs and pulls you away from the eternity that exists in the now; let it all go.

Imagine each one of those experiences as bits of string tied to a balloon. They are being held in your clenched fist and you can be free of the emotionally draining task of holding onto them, if you can only muster the courage to release your grip. The most crippling belief we as conscious beings hold is that we are unable to control this simple mechanism at the core of our experience.

When we allow ourselves to fall into the eternity of the present moment, we release the energetic drains that are created when we allow our mind to run away with our peace. As conscious creators of our reality, human beings are gifted with the ability to reflect on the past and ponder the future. Ultimately, we must learn from the past in order to make wise decisions about the future. However, these things cannot be achieved without first reacquainting ourselves with the present moment.

As you go about your day today, stop, take a breath, and ask yourself. What more do you need than the peace of the present moment?

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