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Very profound. Have you studied the Tao at all?Thanks for sharing your blog with me on High Existence. I enjoy reading your thoughts.
Thank you Lucy! And yes, I indeed have. I am currently reading several books on "it". One of which is The Way of Zen by Alan Watts. Highly recommend. Come back soon! :)
Very Zen. Simple, yet all encompassing.
Thank you. And that is it right there. It is too simple. We think it shouldn't be, which makes it not simple. :)
Always gives me chills dude! Sucha solid post
Thanks Trenton! Didn't know I had that effect on ya ;)
Living in the now can be one of the hardest thing to do. But I figure it ought to be one of the most rewarding too! True freedom if you ask me. Do you have any more advice on living in the now?
Practice daily meditation and mindfulness throughout your day. Focus on what is happening. If you are hungry, eat and focus on the eating. Walking, focus on the walking. Etc. In the end, you are your own truth and it is constantly moving with the moment, so the only person you can truly ask to help put you in the moment is yourself.
Or the 'not experiencer' of experiences. Not being present. Watching tv, thinking, being a chronic heroin addict or drunk. Whether you are present to experiences or not, everything that constitutes your subjectivity (which has accompanied and made possible every experience - every 'now' - you have had since birth) will be eliminated at death. It makes little difference whether you are present or not, your cosmic moment of subjectivity is a tiny drop in the ocean of time and matter and all the rest. And it will be snuffed out, forever as if it never was. So be here, don't be here. Meditate, watch tv. The end result is the same. Presence may offer you a life of sanity or peace, but this is nothing more than a makeup of qualia on the journey form the 'now point' to the end point: everything that constitutes 'you' will be eliminated at death. The drunk is just as well off as the monk. My 'spiritual teacher' is Beckett. Everything is now, but then there's another now, and another now, and another.. "'Now' is forever and there is no time etc." but then there is another now and another, and more time.. B: "you're alive, and there's no cure for that."