Every moment is perfect
Every moment has something for us
If we are present,
we can see the opportunities and invitations
that are available.
Here’s another consideration to the New Year. I know I said it before, but I want to say it again, so that you can look at this just as a possibility. No need to believe it, but just as a possibility, that every moment is perfect. Whatever it is, it’s perfect.
And in this moment, there is usually something for us, for us. It’s helping us in some way, whether we see it or not. Like that classic example I tell of some people we knew who got bumped off a plane and were very upset about it. The plane crashed and everybody was killed.
We don’t know. We don’t know. In each moment, we don’t know. But if we’re in each moment, we can usually see any possibility.
One possibility is an opportunity, an invitation to clear, to clear, because if you look, there’s lots of conflict inside – for and against, good and bad, and impossible – inside there. And if we just stop and we’re here, whatever the moment is, and just see what’s there.
So, just a reminder again, that I’m suggesting that in each moment, we are experiencing this moment through our conditioning; what we’ve been told is good and what we’ve been told is bad.
So, you as a Christian or you as an agnostic, or you as a fundamental Muslim, you all see things totally differently and think, “This is it.” And maybe it isn’t. Maybe there isn’t an “it”. But the possibility is there, that everything is for us, is for us.
Now we could say that somebody has done something to us or a friend that is really very unpleasant. Now, I’m making this suggestion. You see, what we’ve been told in some religions and certainly in all the teachings is “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” That’s from Jesus.
So every time there’s an unpleasant situation, here’s an opportunity for you that instead of looking at negativity, revenge, contraction, to open and see if you can be with this person, ’cause I’m going to make this suggestion to you. And just see if you can let it go in. It was a very significant thing for me when I realized this.
Everybody in every moment is doing the very best they know how as a culmination of their genes, of their upbringing, of their situation, of everything. Everybody is doing the very best they know in this moment. And there is another more expansive opportunity over and over. And the one thing is to catch every time we contract, every time we judge, every time we’re against, ’cause it’s usually that part in us that we’re sensing. And we’re resisting it.
So, if you see every moment as an opportunity, if somebody does something, let’s say, against you, it’s not actually against you. It’s giving you an opportunity to see another part of you more clearly. Take a deep breath. Don’t try and change it. You can’t change it. Just be with it.
And one day, there’s this possibility. One day, you see what you used to call “you” operating through the mind. And you can see it. And it’s no longer you. The mind’s just contracted and you didn’t. Who is this “you” that didn’t contract? I’ve never found out. I don’t know who that is, but I can see very clearly what isn’t me anymore. Oh and there’s such a freedom to that. Suddenly, you’re free.
And again, it’s being … here … now, seeing if you can expand and include and not supporting contraction and negativity. And then as I was saying earlier, if you look at anybody in any moment, long, deep and expanded enough, you’ll feel love. ‘Cause in a way, you see, in a way that person’s you and you are them. There is only this one-ness that includes us all.
It’s worth an experiment.
Bye for now!