The power of NOW…this very moment.
These words have been ringing in my ears the past few days; moved me to create the art journal piece above and lulled me into a semi-hypnotic investigative state of writing. I even typed the words into Google to see what would come up…
First, I found a Eckhart Tolle’s site because he wrote a book titled The Power of Now. His site led me to another site which led me to yet another…until I stopped at Steve Pavlina’s site and read his interpretation of The Power of Now. Good stuff there…truth. A different way of thinking; a new paradigm.
So what is it that determines when the “old” ends and the “new” begins? Especially when “it” is not a date on a calendar; when it is a small, quiet, internal event that changes the way we see things…including ourselves? What is “it” that prompts the finishing of one chapter…and the beginning of a new one?
I’m not sure that I can define what the “it” is…but I do know that I’ve felt as if I’ve been on the brink of “it” over the past year; almost like everything I’ve been through was necessary in order for me to arrive at this moment. There is an undeniable and subtle excitement which reminds me of the first day of school (with new supplies in hand of course!) mixed with a touch of anxiety over the unknown and a twinge of sadness for having to let go of old thoughts and paradigms…and even, people. Letting go is the hardest part for me…especially of things that are familiar and comfortable even though I’ve outgrown them (like a favorite pair of jeans…or friends), but I’ve found that it is necessary so that I can free myself up and be open for what is to come.
There’s so much in the power of now…in this very moment.