“Treat every moment as your last. It is not preparation for something else.”
Walking, let every step be our last.
Then every step is also our first.
This is what Shunryu Suzuki called ‘Beginner’s Mind’.
We meet every moment, fresh, fully alive in the now.
Carrying no baggage from past, no load of preparation for an imagined future. We are light, fully alive to the here and now, in this moment. Life is our pulse, every heartbeat, every inbreath, every step.
We needn’t wait, we can discover this right now, by simply forgetting the past, letting go of the future, and stepping fully into the present, with every step, every breath.
How long is the present moment? It isn’t finite, measured by time, it is eternal. It never begins, and it can never end.
So we can look at this moment, and see that it is simply the eternal now.
words : Bhagavati
image : Kym Pham