WORDS LIKE LIGHT
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
We all search for something stable in life – a safe, solid ‘rock’ that can’t be shaken by even the worst of life’s storms – and actually, we all have one. It’s simply the ever-present, ever-sturdy present moment. Whatever happens today will happen in the now. I may think a lot about the troublesome past and the worrisome future, but all that thinking will happen in the immovable present. Try as I might, I will never be able to push the now away and replace it with the past or the future. After my strongest labor, the present moment will still be there, steadfast and serene – and smiling. All my ‘what ifs’, no matter how persistent and persuasive, will never remove, or even slightly shift, the durable and abiding present. My life – and all of life – rests on an unfaltering foundation that has no top, no bottom, no borders whatsoever – a basis bigger and broader than the endless sky – and the wonder is that it is simply the here and now, the ever-present present moment.
Today should be a day of perfect peace for me, for under me is an endless and stable basis that can never be broken – the long-lived and reliable present.
STEADY AND STABLE All days are steady and stable. They always dance, one way or another, throwing themselves into life like flowing rivers that love to drift. There are forces in all days that think they’re beautiful, and they are, so beautiful that they find small fortunes for us in every moment. All days bring balance with them, and durability, which enables them to be available for us for 24 hours.
And here’s our chalkboard poem for yesterday …