Our Guru’s are always telling us to stay in the present moment, be in the now, let the past go and don’t worry about the future. It is surely a wonderful thing, but the present moment is so hard to grasp, just as you think you have it its gone. Past doesn’t exist it has already left us, future never comes, there is only the present but how do we stay in it? When we have so many things to think of living in this modern age, so many different things to take care of and decisions to be made, that always seem to lead us to thinking about a situation we could have handled differently and what we should do for the future. Present moment can sometimes seem like impossibility so is it so that it is also a non-reality as we are never seemingly in it! Well here are some wise words from Pooh bear, the bear of little brain who infact explains the whole concept of Taoism beautifully in the book by Benjamin Hoff; The Tao of Pooh. So in fact maybe that bear is a bear of genius. Who needs a huge brain to find illumination!
“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” Said Piglet at last, “what is the first thing you say to yourself?”
“What’s for breakfast?” Said Pooh. “What do you say Piglet?”
“I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?” Said Piglet.
Pooh nodded thoughtfully.
“It’s the same thing.” He said.
This little gem has helped me a lot, to just think of pooh and simply what’s for breakfast!
Om Om shanti OM
See you on or off the mat!
Mangala / nicky