Past Present and Future Are Now
The air is mild. A few patches of pale blue sky and young sunlight peek through the clouds. Flakes of snow; errant feathers from the shaken pillows of heaven, drift down into this spring morning. Beautifully odd and compelling, as Winter and Spring intermingle and remind us that all is one.
Thinking in a straight line
If we were living in one dimension, on a path of time that only moved from beginning to end, there would be so little room for growth, change and joy. We grow up believing that we cannot change the past, and that the past will determine the future; A great source of suffering.
Reality is vast
When we realize, as quantum physics teaches us, that many dimensions exist at once, many planets, and many universes; a powerful sensation of spaciousness and possibility occurs.
We carry with us all that we have been, all that we are, and all that we might be, in every, single moment. Each of those moments are full of choice, with a myriad of possibilities waiting to unfold before you.
We can change the past
Choosing a mindful path allows us to heal the past. We can bring compassion and understanding to relationships that may be long gone. This compassion causes a ripple of lovingkindness to move through time. It touches our past selves and the people in our lives. It heals us and them. Voila! The present is now a new version of history. Possibility for the future is now broader, deeper and more fluid.
Looking deeply into time
As you sit in mindful meditation, gently open to the beauty that is around you. Snow can fall into a spring morning.
Looking deeply, you may experience the immensity of all that is occurring now, and your place in the flow of time. Open into self compassion, spaciousness and infinite possibility in every direction.
Breathing in I feel life infusing my body
Breathing out my body opens into this moment.
Breathing in I notice the beauty all around me.
Breathing out I am one with experience.
Breathing in I take limitless space into the body-mind.
Breathing out I feel spacious.
Breathing in I invite compassion into my heart
Breathing out I send compassion throughout my whole history.
Breathing in I am filled with infinite possibility,
Breathing out I send lovingkindness into the future.
Breathing in I am present in this moment
Breathing out I open to joy.
May this information benefit you, those you love, and all sentient beings, everywhere.
© Ellen M. Adelman PhD 2013, all rights reserved.
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