Eternity in the Present Moment
Do you remember Boethius' definition of eternity, 'to hold and possess the whole fullness of life in one moment, here and now, past and present and to come'?
Boethius' words remind me of the well-known lines from William Blake (quoted in Sting's wonderfully spiritual album Sacred Love):
To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.
As Thich Nhat Hanh says in his book, Peace is Every Step:
. . . we have difficulty remembering that we are alive in the present moment, the only moment there is for us to be alive. Every breath we take, every step we make, can be filled with peace, joy, and serenity. We need only to be awake, alive in the present moment.Darrell