The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered “Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”
It’s nearly 1 PM. I’ve been filling up on chai, like most fill up on coffee – no breakfast, no lunch as of yet. I’ve been bustling around trying to get somewhat organized in preparation for a trip. My organizational skills have simply slumped since menopause. Right now, though, I am trying to take some time to relax and be in the moment.
The upcoming trip shall certainly give me time to be in the moment. The location is in the mountains. We are expected to observe silence for the most part. There will be hiking, meditation, yoga, and only vegetarian food cooked according to strict ayurvedic principles. There will be no cell phone reception and only one spot with internet capability. Therefore, blogging on a daily basis will more than likely not happen.
Right now I am thankful for this particular moment and will attempt to live only in the moment as much as possible for the continuations of the day.