The Way Of The Way 244

In the now, we see nothing as it is, only as it once was.

Right now, when we see something that’s a billion light years away, we see it as it was a billion years ago. Likewise, when we see something now and here,  just a few feet away, we see it as it as it was when it was an infinitesimally small part of a second ago.

Time is the gap between when something is what it is whatever it is in the present and when we experience it as now.

The now and the present are different. Everything in the now is what it was in the past. As such, everything in the now is an illusion, for the past only exists in our mind as memories; it has no material reality. The present is the pre-sent, what something is before it is manifested, before time begins. Thus, the present is a void, nothingness.

While the present is nothingness, it is also everything before every-thing manifests itself in the now. Thus, in the void, everything is one. This is ultimate reality.

We, as humans, can be in the present and one with everything by being in the void. This is done through meditation. When meditating, the now is our awareness of the motion of breathing and the void is the space between each breath.

We can come to know the void, but we can never describe it as descriptions bring us back to the now. That’s why “He who speaks does not know, he who knows does not speak.” —  Lao Tzu

“Returning to the source is stillness.” — Lao Tzu

“Nothing in all of creation is so like God as stillness.” — Meister Eckhart

“In the stillness of the mind I saw myself as I am: unbound.” —  Nisargadatta Maharaja

“Let silence take you to the core of life.” — Rumi