every moment is the timeless and infinite,
as the sages throughout the ages sing out in a single chorus!
What keeps us, keeps me, from experiencing
and singing it out right now?
Since the time we were born from our mother’s womb, the only thing we have seen is the present. We have never seen the past and we have never seen the future. Wherever we are, whatever time it is, it is only the present.
The present does not remain beyond a single instant [snaps fingers]. That is why the three times are the same. You must remember that the three times are equal.
– Khenpo Tsultrim Rinpoche
“To dwell in the here and now does not mean you never think about the past, or responsibly plan for the future. The idea is simply not to allow yourself to get lost in regrets about the past or worries about the future… The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.”
~ Thich Nhat Hanh ~