The here and now. Here and Now. Heaven is NOWHERE, that is, NOW HERE!
Life in the second millennium is running at a blistering pace. I often find myself stunned, swamped and flabbergasted by the fast-moving life scenes. Often I feel like an outsider watching myself playing the scenes: teaching, advising, mentoring, blogging, getting entangled in problems, rejoicing, reeling in . . .
I am like: “Stop! Stooop! Slow down, give me some time to digest all of these, give me at least a few more minutes to rejoice in my successes, or ponder on my mistakes and wrongdoings. . . .”
Then I realize that the solution lies in myself. It’s me who can stop the Earth from revolving, the clock from ticking, the time from sliding away . . .
I would lie on my favorite couch or on my bed, early in the morning, or early in the afternoon on a Saturday. I would rewind all my life scenes that have just passed in the latest week, and be grateful for all of those: lapses, achievements, good deeds, smiles, money, good foods, warm hugs, greetings on YM and vibrant campus life, cheerful smiles, raucous laughter. And then I’d feel the gift of the present time, the here and now moment. The regular breathing and heartbeats, the normal functioning of my body, the serenity of my mind , the presence of God’s omnipotent love . . .
Here and now. I know I was absolutely right when I wrote a posting about Here and Now on this blog. The present is the most actual moment; nothing else is real, the past has died and the future is lying in the area of maybe. I am devouring all the blessings at this present moment.