Day Eight. The Day after Today.

What does the title of this post mean? I have no idea. An attempt to say that really… all we have is right now. This very moment. Is anything wrong in this exact moment?


“Always say “yes” to the present moment. What could be more futile, more insane, than to create inner resistance to something that already is? What could be more insane than to oppose life itself, which is now and always now? Surrender to what is. Say “yes” to life — and see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against you.”- Eckhart Tolle

Good afternoon everyone. It is the day after my birthday. I do not feel any different than yesterday or the day before. Do you think my mood has lifted because I have been writing every day? Perhaps.


Birthdays come and go. Why be so focused on them? Most likely because I am alone so much. Days will pass without speaking to another human being. I need to get out of my own head. I’m too much in there. Too much brooding. Too much me-time.

Thing is, the political banter on FB, the news feeds, the volatile snippets scrolling across the screen, makes me want to either laugh or cry or erupt or bury my head. And it’s as if I can’t, won’t, open the door of thought to what today means for all of us tomorrow. All of us.

“Nothing has happened in the past; it happened in the Now. Nothing will ever happen in the future; it will happen in the Now.”- Echkart Tolle

All we have is now. All I have is this Saturday afternoon in my cabin. I’m grateful for the snow that covers the ground outside my window and the pine trees that fill the landscape with their sprawling happy dark green branches and warm woodsy smell. I’m grateful for the animal tracks in the otherwise undisturbed blanket of white. Is that a rabbit? A deer? A coyote? Stopping by to visit? God bless the animals. I’ve started tossing my organic leftovers into the woods, heads of lettuce, bits of tomato, potatoes and carrots. A half loaf of wheat bread, pre-sliced. I hope it is of some use to the wildlife outside my four walls as they pass through on their way somewhere, always on their way somewhere. They have no idea what a democrat or republican might be. Nor should they. I’m grateful they do not know.

Where else would we go to remember the earth and nature and now.

“Watch any plant or animal and let it teach you acceptance of what is, surrender to the Now.
Let it teach you Being.
Let it teach you integrity — which means to be one, to be yourself, to be real.
Let it teach you how to live and how to die, and how not to make living and dying into a problem.”- Eckhart Tolle

God bless the animals.


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