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39. Tea and a hike

Deep red in the morning light.

Our spirit lives in the moment, and that is where we must be, too, if we are to evolve.  For most of us, though, everyday life is a construct of our imaginations.

Caught up in a matrix of resentments and desires, we sleepwalk through our days, imagining positive and negative outcomes for events that will never come to pass.  Explore this for yourself:  Note the difference in a posture as your mind shifts from the present to your imagination.  As you walk through your day, how often do self-doubt, fear, and judgment of others occur in your imagination, and how often do they occur in the present?  When you are actually fully present in the moment, feeling your body and hearing the sounds around you, do you experience fear, or peace?

… We cannot connect with anything while caught in the web of imagined realities we call daily life.

~ Rolf Gates & Katrina Kenison, Meditations From the Mat

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