Sounds like what she's saying is, "Be here now."
No one longs for what he or she already has, and yet the accumulated insight of those wise about the spiritual life suggest that the reason so many of us cannot see the red X that marks the spot is because we are standing on it. The treasure we seek requires no lengthy expedition, no expensive equipment, no superior aptitude or special company. All we lack is the willingness to imagine that we already have everything we need. The only thing missing is our consent to be where we are.
My life depends on engaging the most ordinary physical activities with the most exquisite attention I can give them.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
X marks the spot
Here's a lovely articulation of what it means to be in the present moment: