This is a philosophical statement. It is intended to spark thinking and examining.
Heard this on Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me this past weekend:
“Over and Next. We don’t pay enough attention to them. When something is over, it is OVER, and we are on to NEXT. And if there was a hammock in the middle, between over and next, that would be what is meant by living in the moment. ”
— Norman Lear
Wow. What a nice and succinct phrase that captures a a whole bunch within. There’s so much I like in there, beginning with the notion of attachments and of letting go. A reminder to not drag the past into our future, a reminder to let what’s so be what’s so, and to let what happened be what happened. An invitation to transformation. And then, onto creation. A look forward, towards what’s up and coming, towards possibility. In the middle, the glorious middle, is the right now, the glorious moment by moment by moment of our everyday. A call to be present, a call to practice mindfulness, and a call to live our lives with intention.
And that image of being present as being a hammock is great. A place to hang out and be at ease and relaxed and listen and feel and experience.
I gotta read/remind/listen/etc to this quote every now and again. Well said and moving, and one to realign me into what’s possible. Alright! Let’s go.