14 August 2005
Meditation is not enough.
How many times have I resolved to live in the present moment, only to find myself formulating a personal growth plan, so that I may learn to experience the present moment – someday?
I wish to live in an ongoing awareness that my cup is full, that there is nothing more that I need, that this is all there is, and it is enough.
Meditation is a training, or preparation for this state of bliss. But training and preparing come from a yearning for something better. If my cup is full right here, right now, then what is this yen for self-improvement?
Does meditation move me toward this end, or is it a grand distraction? At some point, I must let go of the idea that this moment is an investment in the future.
At some point? How about, Now!
- Josh Mitteldorf