Tuesday, November 21, 2006

The Power of Now

First, I want to begin by stating that this particular post today is in honor of my dear friend Kathryn who has a lovely way of emailing me subtle hints about needing to update my blog when I fall behind. Kathryn has been a part of my life for over 20 years - a fact that I pleases me very much. Now, last evening before I couldn't keep my eyes open any longer, I was preparing a long and wordy explanation as to why I have been absent these last several days. This morning, however, I decided against it. I'll incorporate the KISS (keep it short and simple): SInce my last posting I have been mostly on the road between NJ, Delaware, and Richmond transporting new works into the Chasen Gallery. When on the road, I rely on my Mac Powerbook. However, this time I realized that one of my kitties had decided to chew into the power cord leaving me with a quickly draining battery. Since the replacement cord was shipped to my home in NJ, I didn't have access to a computer until last Sunday afternoon.

There is much that I am leaving out, very much, from my crazy last week.
One thing that I did manage to do (one of the joys of stepping away from the computer for a few days) was to read a book that I found fascinating. In fact, I found it so fascinating, that I immediately began to reread the book after I finished it just so that I could absorb it's message more clearly. The book is titled "The Power of Now" by Eckhart Tolle.

I'm not going to spend too much time here describing the book because there is so much about it available online. I will say though, that it has really opened my eyes to a new way of thinking and clarified many ideas and thoughts that I have had before reading the book.
The morning sun is now streaming through the window and it is lovely. It's also streaming through the incredibly beautiful stained glass windows that Kathryn made for me last year. I'm going to sit quietly now and enjoy. Back later.


imagination_buster said...

One of the finest parts of the whole matter is something the Lord used Eckhart Tolle to point out to me: Love others AS yourself.

As I read the simplicity of your writing, I agree inwardly in my being with the peace and calm of your experience. Moreover, I sense a great connection of humanity with you and I am very pleased to know someone else is coming awake; moving from the accidental towards purpose, clarity, experience and understanding.

I am happy to walk along the journey together with you. My deepest and most sincere prayer for you is your life and mine is to come to more and more wakefulness. Joy and peace are there for free, a gift of being and connecting with reality, leaving the self-made prison of our minds.

Kathryn said...

I'm not sure that I could ever top the comment imagination buster just left... wow.

Simply put - you/this blog have become an importand part of my day. My quiet time. A link to my old life, when it was all about laughter. You echo the thoughts in my head about politics. You are an inspiration to me artisticly. Thank you for your words in the Blog today. I am in Bowling Green. Wish you were too...