Reverb12 Day Thirty: Journey
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Often we see our life as a humongous journey, and we believe that not only have we not arrived at our far away desired destination, but we also think we must accomplish x, y, and z, before we can declare with satisfaction that we are THERE.
For a moment, take a close look at who you are NOW. See what you can declare.
Merge the past, present, and future into one big ARRIVAL.
Describe joyously and in great celebration the BEING that you ARE.
Do I truly know the being that I am? At first blush it seems that I do. And to be fair on some level I suppose that I I do. But even in the midst of celebrating who and what I am, I am some way must define it. In order to articulate it in a forum of this nature, some established perimeters have to be enforced, do they not? And when that is specified, given a name, is it not in some way limited? Do we not run into a bit of a spiritual Heisenberg Principle, whereby we change a bit of what we are observing by the mere act of observing it? I don’t know, but I think it’s possible.
I think it’s possible that to fully celebrate an appreciate what and who we are, we must refrain from definitions. After all, isn’t defining our future in terms too strict one of the prime causes of doubt in ourselves when we fail to achieve them? Perhaps the only way to immerse one’s self fully in celebration of who and what we are is to bask in the swirling emotional cocktail of now. A now we experience instead of identifying.
I know. Easier said than done. I’m not that good at doing this, to be honest with you. My guess would be the majority of people outside of monasteries are lacking in this skill. And truth be told I understand the spirit of the prompt and what it is trying to accomplish, and I will attempt an answer to it. I just wanted to establish my thoughts on the now, and the self to begin with. That being established, I will list a few things I am willing to “declare” about me in the here and now.