Living in the Now

Best-selling books

speak of Living in the Now.

Focus on each breath

Inhale

Exhale

mediation teachers

guide us.

If thoughts come

Be aware

then

breathe

and let them go.

Longtime

meditators

acknowledge

this is a Practice

Practice doesn’t always

mean Perfect.

Trying to

live in the Now

even if it is very painful

is a practice

that is why it is called

a Practice.

Many call the present

Very Unsettling.

Free-floating anxiety

can be very present

in the Now.

The 24 hour news cycle

is full of tragedies

individually

and collectively.

One’s internal compass

may seek to

find

True North.

What can you do?

What can I do?

The Now can be

so painful,

Practice

Kindness.

Be kind to ourselves,

Be kind to all

who cross our paths.

Find joy

and notice the

beautiful

In each moment,

the Now.

In the words of Leonard Cohen

There is a crack in everything,
that’s how the light gets in.
Poetry is just the evidence of life.
If your life is burning well,
poetry is just the ash.
Act the way you’d like to be
and soon you’ll be
the way you act.
What is Emerging
in the Now?
We cannot see.
I am hopeful
that
Now
is a
Wake-up call.
I am going
to practice
being Kind to Myself.
And to You,
And You,
And You.

One thought on “Living in the Now

  1. How beautiful you encapsulated so many “free floating” concepts. Marvelous.

    There is a Leonard Cohen exhibit at the Jewish Museum now, in your old neighborhood. I’d love to take you if you’d like to come in for it.

    Thanks for all the forwarded materials. They are helping already.

    Love, Faye.

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