‘Love is like some fresh spring, first a stream and then a river, changing its aspect and its nature as it flows to plunge itself in some boundless ocean, where restricted natures only find monotony, but where great souls are engulfed in endless contemplation’.
Honore de Balzac
Much has been said about mindfulness, its history from Eastern and ancient religions. Little enough said about western traditions, here’s a few bits and bobs…
The divine will is a deep abyss of which the present moment is the entrance’ ‘the sacrament of the present moment’ our personal commitment to the present moment Trust your intuition in the moment thus our soul will become as ‘light as a
feather, liquid as water, simple as a child…’in receiving and following all the inspirations of grace-surrender to the present and follow your heart by passing sense s and reason…a letting go of our need to control what in fact cannot be controlled!
Jean- Pierre de Caussade
‘carpe diem’ seize the day
‘ because tomorrow will worry about itself, each day has enough troubles of its own’
Past tenses, defining different types of past action linked to memory I washed the dishes, I used to wash the dishes, I was washing dishes, I have washed dishes. Future is linked to speculation coloured by past memory of experiences influenced and prioritised by their emotional charge Goal oriented coaching for example -Where will you be in 5 years…?
“If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.”
What is time but a man made imposition on reality? Clocks only widespread when industrial revolution and trains came along with inevitable timetables…time became standardised -otherwise it was more localised with sun dials etc. For those who have lost memory completely they can only live in the moment but is it refreshment or a loss of added delights of anticipation…maybe only in a positive situation? If you asked them I am sure they would not be happy in the permanent state of ‘now’!