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Tempus Fugit… Time flies… When I watch the date of my latest post I must admit that my writing becomes very rare these times. Being too much involved into mundane concerns I find my blog standing still. Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi once said “God never forsakes one who has surrendered.” These days I work very hard to acquire some knowledge to help people in most difficult mental situations. We are the world that we have created and we are the only ones that can change ourselves and hence, change the world. The change is not out there. It is not in time or in space. It is in this present moment, in this precious moment… Have you ever found a solution in the future or in the past? Where is the solution to our problems? If you go deep into it you might say that the solution is always in the present now. But what is the size of this present NOW? Can we measure it? Is it a second, or a fraction of a second, or may be a fraction of a fraction of a second? We can continue like that endlessly, dividing this fraction into new fractions and still we will find a lapse of “time” with a beginning and an end. How tiny is then NOW? Is it measurable? If you really go very deep into that question you might discover that NOW is beyond time, immeasurable… infinity. It is the gate to love, compassion and empathy as it destroys all distance. In NOW there is no space anymore. Time and space always come together. Empathy occurs only if we listen with our whole being. It is not listening that is in the ears, neither the understanding of listening that is in the mind. It is the direct reflection of what is here right now in our awareness. There is not the tiniest amount of space possible between awareness and its content. We create that space in time with our preconceived ideas and judgments. Empathy and compassion occurs when there is no space and hence no time; in this precious, vast, infinite present moment that is the NOW.

— Personal reflections

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8 responses »

  1. This post was worth waiting for every word I can empathize with.
    It is written in my mother tong but I could not have put it into words as perfectly as you have.
    Like two lines converging where is the point?
    It is hard to define but not pointless.
    Have no concern your English is perfect. Post when you can as you are a light in the night.
    Kind regards your friend Jack.

  2. I came across this post through Jack… I so understand .. having recently taken time out to reconnect to that wholeness of being… I also work with those with metal conditions.. and forgot for a time that I too needed nurturing…
    Many thanks and Keep up your good works…
    Blessings Sue

    • Hi Sue,
      Thank you very much for your motivating comment. We have all so much to share and it is by sharing what we have that we can help each other moving forward in what is common most deeply within ourselves.
      Metta,
      JC

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