Now is when path and goal merge as one

I  entered the world of the Mystic while sitting on a bench at the foot of my bed in what seems a lifetime ago. It lasted only a moment. But, the realization struck me like a bolt of lightning.

There is no there — there!

It’s right now.

What I had hoped for all of my life — to be on the path to the goal I  believed best for me and my future. It’s here now. The path itself is the goal. I simply had to “open” to it. Live it now. Not in some future. Not a tomorrow. But, now at the age I presently exist!

This is the Heaven, the Nirvana, the Utopia the Holy Ones preached about, but only delivered into an independent state, a state of consciousness few could visit without letting go of . . . old expectations . . . past desires . . . grasping at the future. It’s within our sight. Within our understanding. It is . . . within . . . me. It’s within . . . you.

Find the joy now, not after death as we know it.

Don’t wait for death or some other lifetime later on. “Do it now!”

Start with being “born anew” into a reality that is, always has been, and always will be.

I smile with madness, and feel drunk with ecstasy. I’m high from this new view given me of life. Giddy as a child receiving a gift I always wanted but never found beneath the tree, during the Holy Days or on a Greek Name Day.

Thank you Universe. Thanks for being part of me, as I of you.

Thanks for Oneness.

4 comments on “Now is when path and goal merge as one

  1. sparrow says:

    Nice. . .welcome Home. . .:)

  2. pcadams says:

    Satori. Maybe a little one. Or a big one! Who knows…

    Peace,

    Phil

    • I looked this up. The following is from Wikipedia:

      Satori” is a Japanese Buddhist term for “enlightenment.” The word literally means “understanding.”

      Satori” means a flash of sudden awareness, or individual enlightenment, and while Satori is from the Zen Buddhist tradition, enlightenment can be simultaneously considered the first step toward Nirvana.

      Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki, a Japanese author of books and essays on Buddhism, Zen and Shin who was instrumental in spreading interest in both Zen and Shin to the West, said that practitioners of Zen Buddhism attain Satori through personal experience.

      Satori in the Zen tradition does not actually happen to an individual, rather it’s a realization out of all concepts including the individual.

      Any separation between self and the universe is illusory, according to practioners.

      According to D. T. Suzuki, “Satori is the raison d’être of Zen, without which Zen is no Zen. Therefore every contrivance, disciplinary and doctrinal, is directed towards satori.”

      contoveros
      seeing a “littleSatori

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