As I get ready for sunday morning meditation, sweeping the floor, straightening cushions, refreshing the flowers, and setting out tea cups, my focus is on Now. Personal worries naturally make room as I shift my intention to serving others. In a story, the student approaches his teacher, saying , “I feel so discouraged; what should I do?” The teacher pauses and then replies, “go and encourage others.”
In eternity there is indeed something true and sublime. But all these times and places and occasions are now and here. God himself culminates in the present moment, and will never be more divine in the lapse of all the ages.
~ Henry David Thoreau Walden.