Each moment is fresh and unknown. I walk into it curious, open. Preconceived notions, assumptions, and beliefs have no relevance–they will only cloud being present to the revealing occurring right now.
An old friend is visiting for a couple of days. We connected in 1973, during the forty-day Arica Training. As I sit and write, I am reminded that in the relative world, we have “history.” Amazingly, that had not dawned on me until sitting down at the computer this morning.
New faces greeted–eight years older than the last time we visited together. That forty-year-old history is irrelevant today. I am not the same person, and neither is he. Life has worked us–tempering, seasoning, deepening.
What is here, right now?
© Amrita Skye Blaine, 2013
photo credit: Peter Shefler