By Dan Fischer
I know the NOW is the total extent of your gifts to me NOW.
The NOW is the unchangeable result of the unchangeable past.
I can rejoice for what is or regret what is not.
But no rejoicing will destroy what is;
no regretting will create what is not.
Part of the NOW is my view of the FUTURE,
of my FUTURE.
I know that what I do now will influence the FUTURE.
I accept my responsibility for creating the FUTURE.
I rejoice in my responsibility and opportunity NOW
to improve future NOWs.
Yet I do not regret anything I have done,
anything I have not done.
or anything I cannot change.
I praise and worship the perfection of NOW…
NOW is infinitely more perfect than the PAST or FUTURE
because NOW IS.
The PAST and FUTURE are not.
I am a part of you.
You are all of me.
I am proud to be a part of you.
I am humbled by your magnificence.
I am humbled by your mountains and valleys,
by your stars and moons,
by your seas and rivers,
by your plants and flowers,
by your animals and insects.
I am exalted by your consciousness,
by my consciousness.
Through consciousness I can touch all of You
And know that Nature is,
Nature is I,
I am Nature,
WE ARE GOD!
Dan Fischer lives in Ashland. He occasionally teaches at OLLI at SOU. His blog is www.danielcfischer.com or google “The Crazy Mud Caper.”