Time passes. No matter who you are, what you are, where you are, how you are, why you are the way you are. This moment, and this moment, and this moment, and this moment, every single individual moment exists as a mere speck of existence at any given point on an infinite spectrum of time. What will happen in the next moment is unknown. It’s unpredictable and mysterious. We literally have no idea if we will even be physically alive tomorrow, in an hour, in even a minute. It scares a lot of people. It can make a lot of people angry or frustrated. Time passing. It also motivates a lot of people. It can soothe people too. Passing time makes us feel, think and act in different ways. Our reaction to time passing is utterly dynamic. But the fact that time is passing, time will always pass, is constant and consistent. No matter how much you dread a certain time approaching or anticipate a particular time of excitement, the time will come and the time will go. As swift as a fox slipping into the thicket line on a dim winter’s eve.
I have come to recognize, appreciate and embrace this concept through yoga teacher training. I have come to understand that no moment is the same. All moments are unique and authentic to the time and place. What I have also come to acknowledge is that this moment, this exact moment in time, is the only moment that really exists. It is the only moment we can factually know. It is the only time we can think, feel and act. And then it’s gone. And a new moment sweeps in. Taking over. Manifesting in its own inimitable way.
We can worry, we can be anxious, we can anticipate and revere. But we can never be in those moments that we are postulating about for they’ve either already passed or they haven’t become. Anxiety and worry receives its power from us. From our modifying mind tying stories to moments we cannot possibly conceive. It is within you to bring yourself back to this moment - this unique, authentic moment, the only moment that truly exists. How do you feel now? Are you healthy now? Are you happy now? Are you safe now?
Time passes. No matter who you are, what you are, where you are, how you are, why you are the way you are. So be, now, here, this. Just be.
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