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Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2002 9:21:00 AM
 
I was reading a book yesterday named ‘Power of Now’. It was about being in the now, being aware and it talked about how our mind makes us live either in the past or future but never in the now. I stopped reading, looked around, saw myself sitting on the floor of Chapters, holding a square book in my hand, listening to Beetles and it all felt good.

Me and Anna ran our usual way down the stairs and sat our buts in the subway. She said she was tired and opened a notebook of memoirs written by my Gypsy grandfather, which was brought over by granny from Russia. I decided I will sit still and “be in the now”, my mind had slipped to the dream I had last night about killing “bad guys” and making them drown. Then I saw a sign, white triangle with a red outline on which a man was jumping from the subway train to the ground it said “MIND THE GAP”. For me it meant that at this moment my mind is the gap between “now” and “time”. I came back to the now.

There was a tiny ladybug crawling on the floor of the train. Funny that I’ve noticed her, the floor was red so was her color. She was crawling in different directions, trying to find her way out. Right now she is alive, I thought, for how long will she live? Right now she still has a purpose, energy, action, life. A minute later, at Wilson station, this huge lady made a gigantic leap and stepped right at her. I felt a shiver. The time had somehow stopped and I could see as if in slow motion how a human foot squishes the ladybug making a slamming sound of “final”.

I raise my eyes and I saw a petite Indian woman who did not even realize that she just killed it, like many times before, like many times I’ve done before.

When we are in the now, time stops being and we can actually live instead of just think of living.
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Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2002 9:26:00 AM
 
V Alhmimike eshe bylo napisanno, chto my vse byli by schastlivy esli by zhili segodnyashinim dnem, tepereshnim momentom. U menya, k sozhaleniyu, eto poluchaetsya ooochen' redko (chitai pochti nikogda).
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Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2002 9:29:00 AM
 
Ortemy, I wonder why?
If we enjoy who we are and what we do, it is possible to do it more often, maybe a few mintues a day just realising that you are happy being who you are,
Net?:)

Temka, Kontrabas Zuskinda ne poshel...mozhet so vtorogo raza..:)
Joined: 8/30/2001
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Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2002 9:33:00 AM
 
its all very nice and healthy to see "now" from time to time.
but remember that all our humans effort is in making this "now" easier to be in so we could spend sometime and "look" with our imagination in the future or in the past.

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Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2002 9:43:00 AM
 
V etom nasha chelovecheskaya sushnost'. My redko kogda dovol'ny tem chto u nas proishodit siyu sekundu. Dazhe esli dovol'ny, nam eto naskuchivaet. Chelovek eto zhe ne to nasekomoe, kotoroe ty opisala. My, homosapiensy, postoyanno ishem vo vsem progress. Dazhe "being what u are"... Eto, konechno, zamechatel'no, no kakoe v etom udovol'stvie esli net postoyannogo samosovershenstvovaniya (duhovnogo, mental'nogo, fizicheskogo, eshe kakogo)? Merki sovershenstvovaniya, v svoyu ochered', sugubo individual'ny, no vse taki oni est' pochti chto u kazhdogo.
Postarayus' tebe ob'yasnit' eto. S toi zhe astrologiei. Ty eyu uvlekalas' s 13 let naskol'ko ya pomnyu. Chto esli tam nikogda ne proishodilo by sovershenstvovaniya i ty byla by dovol'na temi znaniyami, kotorye ty obrela v samom nachale svoei "astrologicheskoi kar'ery":)) ?
Tak chto hot' my i ne mozhem byt' schastlivy "segodnyashnim dnem" v to zhe vremya mozhno rascenivat' eto kak dvigatel' progressa. Et, konechno, prosto moe skromnoe mnenie;)

PS Da ty Zuskinda voobshe ne ochen':) A Kontrabas chitaetsya ochen' trudno. Ya tozhe s trudom chital. Prosto v nem ochen' mnogo chego est'... On horosho idet pod nastroenie. Menya eshe zainteresovalo chto ego stavil odin iz moih lyubimih rossiiskih akterov - Konstatin Raikin v svoem teatre Satirikon. Govorili dva chasa odin begal po scene s kontrabasom:)
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Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2002 9:56:00 AM
 
Malchiki, ya s vami ne sporu;) Konechno progress, konechno nado zhit...konechno nado delat to chto khochetsa, konechno nado umet za sebya postoyat itd.
Prosto smisl v tom chto mi ne mozhem "zhit" v proshlom ili buduschem, mi ne mozhem grustit, lubit, smeyatsa, perezhivat itd ni v chem inom kak "seychas"..i kogda mi eto delayem, nado eto delat spolna.

Inogda kogda nam plokho, nado otkluchit mozg i sosredatochetsa tolko na oschuscheniyakh, prinyat ikh....togda stradaniye ukhodit, ostayutsa tolko oschuscheniya.

V obschem khoroshaya knizhka;))
A teater eto klassno, ya posledni raz bila god nazad....
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Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2002 11:17:00 AM
 
Zubr, :))))))))

Gena edet na velosipede, na rule sidit Cheburashka. Ikh ostanavlivayet militsioner
- Grazhdanin, snimite s rulya
- Ya ne srul, ya Cheburashka!;)

Zubr, davay escho raskazi ala "Bad boys, bad boy awatchya gonna do, awatchya gonna do when they come for you"
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Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2002 11:21:00 AM
 
Ma/bIIII Riez, pourquoi vous ne riez pas, votre de la plaisanterie seulement pour vous.
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