Standing on the Threshold of Now

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On the threshold of now.  A door is opening. I don’t know what is on the other side. I guess it is being open to all that is that counts. The possibility of pain, hardship. The possibility of release, relief, beauty, gratitude. It is all there. And I am here.

For a moment, I step out of my own shadow. Sometimes we look at shadows as the places of our own darkness, and that’s fine, but they are also the sum of the sun and earth- proof of our own physicality. My hair blows in the wind in the late afternoon, strands of shadow on the ground are the picture show of what is. We are here. A black silhouette of ourselves moving or standing still shows it.

If I can step outside of this portrait for a moment, what do I see feel in front of me? What can I see in the long stretch of shadow that feeds into the distance? Will it be a surprise gift? Good health? Strength? Or will it be illness, challenge, difficulty?

I don’t know, but I’ll standing in that outside place for just a moment. Looking on. Hoping to be open to receive the bounty beyond the door.

 

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2 thoughts on “Standing on the Threshold of Now

  1. We knew it all – the Possibilities of what could be from Choices that might be made, and yet we still chose to become. Past and Future envelope us, but it is the resilient bubble of Now that keeps us. The Possibility of a better Now gets us through the tough, unreasonable, and seemingly endless Now(s), and have passed them, the Joyful Now catapults us forward and sustains us as Laughter’s exhilarating wings invigorate us and carries us on to the next Now around the corner.

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