Sunday, May 10, 2009

Pushmi-Pullyu


One of the greatest stressors we lay on ourselves is being split between where are and where we think we could (or should) be. We go on vacation and think we should be back home; we are home and wish we were on vacation. We are free and single and we wish we in a relationship; we are in a relationship and wonder . . . what if I were alone -- or with someone else. We live in one city and are missing another; or live in one time, nostalgic for some fantasy of the past or the future. We seem to be rushing to finish what we are doing so we can get on the next thing, never getting to that place where we are satisfied with exactly what is. Zen tells us: Be Here Now! Relax, en-joy, let go. Look! Listen! Feel! Dive gently deep . . . there is always plenty right where we are, if only we would get here.