No moment will ever be the same as this moment right here right now. There is no such thing as permanency. We have no guarantees, no fixed terms, positions or situations. Focusing on "keeping" for our own gain possessions, people in our life and events means we are coming from a place of fear, insecurity and ego. The contrast to this is living compassionately and mindfully and sending nothing but happiness and love for others whether they are actively in our lives or not.
Some may find the concept of impermanence rather unsettling and likely to create anxiety but when you think about it, no-one on this planet can predict exactly what will happen in the next 5 minutes, 5 months or 5 years. All we have is right here, right now. That is it. In this place of right here, right now, we can't be thinking about how much longer we may have in work, or fearful of things that may or may not happen to ourselves and our family in coming times.
Impermanence can also be rather invigorating. This is the place where dreams become reality. Where you wake up and find yourself living in a different location or working out what it REALLY is that you would love to do and for the time being do it! It also means that if we are experiencing a difficult period, this won't last forever.
Sadly since nothing is forever, we can also farewell loved ones or separate from those we have loved; these are the big reminders that we really do only have this moment to choose what we believe is best for us right here right now in this moment.
With no expectation of the future, no reflection of the past and leaving fear and insecurity behind, what would you choose to do in this moment?
Questions to ponder:
* What do you have on your dream board? When can these dreams become reality?
* What thoughts, beliefs or fixations are currently keeping you small? How are they affecting you?
* Who have you parted ways with (this includes farewelled loved ones) that you can send nothing but happiness and love to? As soon as we forgive those in our lives that may have caused harm, we are forgiving and freeing ourselves.