NOW is thy reality in which time is contained. It is more and greater than time; it is an ever-present reality. It knows neither past nor future, and is eternally potent and substantial. Every minute, every day, every year is a dream as soon as it has passed, and exists only as an imperfect and unsubstantial picture in the memory, if it be not entirely obliterated. James Allen
We all have a way of living a day. Some live by “to-dos” and others by circumstances. Last year, while working on a project, I was searching for a method or something to cope with the stress that takes toll on my body and mind.
Last night I lit a fire and spent a few hours just looking at it, listening to the sounds of burning wood, and the thing that struck me was how easily fire surrendered to the rest of nature’s forces. It let itself go completely in the direction the wind was blowing, with the submission of someone jumping off a cliff. Not a single ounce of resistance!
What I also realized is that as the wood started burning, it didn’t just burn on the surface. The wood was completely overtaken by this amazing natural element and started burning from within, with a passion and a desire to let itself go and accept its fate come what may.
As I listened to the quiet enchanting sounds of the crackling crispy roasting wood, I was reminded how nature, plants, animals, clouds and wind all surrendered, with absolutely no inhibitions whatsoever, in a manner of complete faith that is meant to be will indeed be.
Rumi Quotes in association with Nasseema Taleb.