This Is Good
This is good, very, very good.
This instant is like no other.
It fills my senses, it nourishes my soul.
It gladdens my heart.
It gives meaning and purpose
And I am grateful for its presence.
Would that I could just reach out
And snatch it from the air
To encapsulate it, preserve it.
But it moves on relentlessly with no regard
For me or my wishes
Only to be replaced and replaced
By another and another
Giving no guarantee that it will be
Worse or better than all that went before.
So there is this philosophy or technique
Called “Living In The Moment”.
It’s chief proponent is Sam Harris,
A man who has given much thought
As to why our lives are filled with such sorrow.
His journeys take him to the Far East
To discover the tenants of
Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism and Jainism,
At their roots all philosophies that try
To subsume the evil harmful tendencies
Of humankind and our wayward nature.
And to do that, we must abandon self,
Reach out to embrace the now,
Experience the instant,
Live in the moment.