This is IT: Now and Here
(This post includes some spoiler for the latest Pixar movie, “Soul”)
We often think of our lives either as an autobiography, a collection of events that happened in the past, or as a fiction full of wishes that we want to them to come true in the future. Yet it’s neither. Like what my great meditation teacher, Matthew Brensilver, often says, it’s what’s happening in front of us, right now, right here. The breath we are breathing right now. The awareness that observes thoughts and feelings right now. The body we are living in right here. Whether we like it or not, this is IT.