© 2011 Lynsey

Precious moments

There’s the Zen story about the man fleeing from a tiger. The man climbs down a vine over a cliff face, and then sees another tiger below. Tiger above, tiger below. A couple of mice arrive and start to nibble away at the vine… glancing around, the man spots a bright, ripe strawberry. How sweet it tastes!

Everything we have, everything, can be whipped away in a second. Most of us know this in a kind of theoretical way, but we still bumble through the hours in something of a dream, seemingly oblivious to reality. It’s only when there’s a crisis of some kind that we suddenly wake up to reality and to ourselves. For some it’s fantastic thrilling good news opportunity, for others it’s more of a shocking and tragic loss.

Either way I think it’s still something of a loss. We miss the every moment opportunity of being right here, right now, fully attending in the present, as we scurry on to the next “more important” moment. As if the anticipated moments are somehow going to be more important. More valuable. Somehow.

35. Every day focus on what matters to you.
48. Every day there are things you can’t change. You can change the way you think about them and deal with them.
49. Every day is a good day.

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