Goals, plans, bucket lists, schedules are all wonderful. But in the final analysis life comes down to the moments. As I watch my Mother’s life ebb away, never knowing when she will pass, I am reminded very strongly that it’s all about living life in moments. What I recall about her life are the moments – times we’ve laughed, times we’ve cried, moments we’ve been angry and other times we’ve expressed regret and apologized. Times we’ve said ‘I love you’…All the times I found notes from her reminding me that she loved me. Moments when I’ve felt terribly let down by her. Moments packed with life……Ordinary, everyday moments…
Living Life In The Moments
A monk once came to Joshu (Chinese Zen Master) at breakfast time and said, “I have just entered this monastery to learn about God. Please teach me.”
“Have you eaten you’re porridge yet,” asked Joshu.
“Yes, I have,” replied the monk.
“Then you had better wash your bowl,” said Joshu.
I read this story just yesterday and it appealed to me very strongly. Such wisdom in the Zen Master’s words. I do believe that we learn about life, find meaning, find God in the day to day details of our lives. Those ordinary moments of life that are so rich with meaning and possibility.
Learning to find meaning in the moments is what makes our existence a life!
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