There’s one great reason and it’s about integrity – to match my ‘walk’ to my ‘talk’ starting today, now.
I spend too long every day achieving nothing more than existing for another day – another day older, still lonely, low mood, unhappy, frustrated, dissatisfied, tired out, feeling aches and pains, fixed on a screen, or lying around dozing in the chair.
Until just now I failed to connect my online life with this sad, unfulfilled ‘actual’ life, my short life. And it’s the time-wasting, unproductive online life that is killing me.
Listening to Eckhart Tolle’s short video, I related most strongly to his bubble metaphor. Each bubble floats free in the air moving about as the breeze takes it. Yet a child’s finger reaches for it . . . . touches it . . . . and it’s gone . . . . just as if it had never been. Eckhart’s notion that each of us, me in particular, is represented in that bubble metaphor: now in this moment you’re here, you seem to have some sort of actuality, an existence . . . . for a few wet days and then an instant later . . . . gone, emptiness, formlessness replaces each of us . . . . and I’m in that moving flow of human bubbles awaiting the child’s touch. . . . but totally denying that reality in how I live my life.
It’s good therefore to be blessed with this timely insight. Question is what am I going to do about it today.
Philip O’Keeffe PhD©2016