what am i here to achieve? what am i here to let go of? why am i here?
buddha teaches that, in each moment, intention is everything. if i don’t have the right intention, i have more work to do. by right, i don’t mean good or bad, right or wrong. right intention is what is simpatico with the universe. and if i’m open to receiving universal messages, not from the ego, i’m open to right intention.
that’s why belief systems don’t work over time. i can’t force every scenario i experience into a specific mindset or action or concrete belief or rule. when a situation arises, i look at it with fresh, new, unveiled eyes, sensing what might or might not need to come through me. sometimes i look at it for a very long time and other times i know immediately the part i play or played.
my intention, for many many months now, is to remain in the moment. to be present to whatever arises in and around me. to allow things to be as they are. to be here now. this is an ongoing practice because life can easily take me out of the moment, into worry and over-thinking.
my intention to be here now may continue until my last breath, and that’s just fine with me. really living and experiencing that last breath will be a gift.