A Crusty Old Curmudgeon

“It is so many years before one can believe enough in what one feels even to know what the feeling is” ~ William Butler Yeats

“When time is reduced to linear progress, it is emptied of presence.” ~ John O’Donohue

“There’s been time this whole time. You can’t kill time with your heart. Everything takes time.”~ David Foster Wallace

“One of the great disadvantages of hurry is that it takes such a long time.” ~ G. K. Chesterton

Such an honor it is to just sit and watch, and listen to songbirds call forth the day. They sing, they bring the Sun, each and every day. And me, I somewhat sarcastically wonder if this is what we do with positive thinking. We intend what we want, then embrace it, then release it all, then wait. To do that we are required to play into the hands of linear time. Think about that. There is no way around it. It can take great effort to resist saying “I told ya so” when your intention, once visualized, comes to be, and yet you have absolutely no way of knowing it wouldn’t have happened anyway. Don’t kid yourself, you didn’t see it coming, because if you did you wouldn’t have jumped through those visualized hoops. Unless y’all want to. I sometimes do. And you must reject living in the past. Yet think about it, once again, as far as the person you will be in ten years is concerned, even if you are indeed living in the moment you are still living in the past. And there is nothing wrong with that, in fact it might be just what the goddess ordered. Order within Chaos; She takes her time. Personally speaking, I would rather not rise above the past and the future, so I will take my time. If you have no time to give because you have no time to spare, when the Future comes at you, you just gotta take it. Whew. That was all rather twisty. I reckon what I am trying to say is that just living in the moment does not mean that time, the past, and the future, is an illusion. You just need it to be that way to accomplish whatever Eternal Presence is, then make it so. It is all rather complicated, except when the guru says you simply don’t look at it that way – it’s as easy as pie – but one of the secrets of a good pie is to get the crust just right. There is nothing like a good crust to make your pie just right. That’s good for me to remember because lately I’ve been practicing being a crusty old curmudgeon, just in case I ever need that skill, like, ya know, for comic relief or something.

Peace Out, y’all. Goof gloriously.

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