INSPIRATION – Ram Dass

7-19-17 Inspiration-The Present Moment

The heart surrenders everything to the moment. The mind judges and holds back.
― Ram Dass

Any memory you’ve held on to of the high moment in your life, is keeping you from this moment.
If not here, then nowhere.
This isn’t preparation for later.
You’re not collecting this for somewhere else.
This is what it’s about: right this second.
Everything you’ve learned in life, what you ate for breakfast, all of it…preparation in this moment here, right now.
This is it. This is it.
If you’re in the present moment, that’s the best preparation you can do for being in the future.
For whatever the future will hold, if you’re living right here consciously, that’s the optimum strategy for preparing for the future.
Because if I say to you “the world is going to end,” I just have information.
What are you going to do?
Go to the toilet?
Call home?
You gonna pray?
Because everything you have been up to this moment, something about Gandhi and the railway station…
“My life is my message.”
That was his message:
“My life is my message.”
Whatever you are this moment has to be ready to die and ready to live.
And if you’re not, you get on with it, because that’s the only thing you can do for however the world comes out.

— Ram Dass

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