A pause in the hurried march of time

January 13th 2016
So many men and women take shelter in the future because they cannot bear the present! But they gain nothing from doing so, for some day or other they will just have to face facts: since the future they imagined has no solid basis, what they will discover is emptiness and anxiety. Why not begin by living well today, when there are so many things to taste, see, appreciate and consider? But in order to live in the present moment, they must learn to stop, to pause, and no longer allow themselves to be carried along by the succession of events and the inner states that these create. Of course, life is a continuous flow, but you have to find the way to stop for a moment so as to bring some inner order and attune yourself to more harmonious rhythms. And this is why meditation is so essential. To meditate is to slow down the headlong march of time so as to introduce an inner rhythm, peace and light which will leave their imprint for a long time to come.