This I Believe

Dennis - Aspen, Colorado
Entered on July 4, 2007
Age Group: 65+

This I believe.

Only This Moment Exists

The great equalizer.

Life is fair.

Everyone has equal access to this moment,

Equal access to Life.

Only this moment exists.

Whether this moment is pleasant or unpleasant is irrelevant,

Because,

Only this moment exists.

This moment is not of time.

There is no past,

There is no future.

The past is memory,

The future is imagination.

Only this moment exists.

Our separate-sense-of-self is made up of memory and imagination.

We think we are separate from nature, each other, and God.

Consider the possibility that in the silence of this moment,

We may not be separate from nature, each other, or God.

Only this moment exists.

Our separate-sense-of-self is the result of the duality that is built into being human.

We are born with pleasant and unpleasant sensations.

We develop happy and unhappy feelings.

We learn to think in either-or and right-wrong ways.

And because we all share this same dual human condition,

We all agree that right-wrong and good-evil must be real.

Only this moment exists.

We project our human duality onto nature, each other, and God.

Events and people are either good or bad,

And God is either loving or wrathful.

We have made God in our own image.

Only this moment exists.

We have made God in our dual image,

And apparently God has also made us in his image.

That image seems to be both fully human (dual) and also fully God (non-dual).

In the silence of this moment,

There is no duality or separation,

Only this moment exists.

We are so vain that we think we know better than God.

But we are not vain enough to realize that we are God.

Our separate-sense-of-self cannot know God,

Or know that we are God.

Only this moment exists.

This may be as good as it gets,

And as bad.

This may be heaven and hell.

This may be it.

Only this moment exists.

When our separate-sense-of-self hears Truth,

It immediately tries to do something with it.

Nothing needs to be done or can be done.

Everything is happening to us and through us.

Nothing to do and nowhere to go.

We can relax into this moment.

This I believe.

Only this moment exists.