Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Something about being in the present moment

Artist: Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller

This is just delightful:
I've stopped thinking all the time of what happened yesterday. And stopped asking myself what's going to happen tomorrow. What's happening today, this minute, that's what I care about. I say: What are you doing at this moment, Zorba? . . . I'm kissing a woman. Well, kiss her well, Zorba! And forget all the rest while you're doing it; there's nothing else on earth, only you and her!


  1. Only a little while ago I could have said, "What are you doing Sr. Ellie?" And, being in the moment you could have answered, "I'm hiding in the bathtub from a tornado." "Well hide well Sr. Ellie and forget everything else while you're doing it." But now the moment is different. The storm has passed and you can just hug your dog and your cats well and forget everything else.

  2. And all while watching a re-run of NCIS. (In the moment, of course!)

    Oh, and WELL.

  3. beautiful reminder to L♡ve and be present Now.~~even in storms..

  4. I'm also a fan of NCIS reruns. Just the right amount of action, taking life too seriously, not taking life seriously at all, flirting, problems with life, problems with life that are solved, catching bad guys, liking each other, good sense, etc., etc., to feed my hunger for staying out of the moment for the moment. I especially love Abby. I'm really into quirky.

  5. Thanks for the comment, Kara. I agree.

    Yup, Tom. I love Abby. Ducky, too.

  6. I have come to think of it as "this small patch" (based on my experience of gardening fruit and veg). At any given point in time I could despair because the whole garden needs attending (it's 3,000 sq ft), but I say to myself: "I won't worry about that - in this present moment I am going to attend to this small patch." Then I do something specific, like weed the strawberries, or the raspberries, or plant the garlic, or whatever, and don't concern myself about the rest of the garden in that moment of time. In that way I find I can keep the whole thing in a sort of order (ha ha). It works across the rest of life too.


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