“I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.” – Alan Watts
Who We Are …
I walk alone along the beach as waves crash on my left and cliffs offer audience to my right. A brief glance reveals footsteps trailing behind me … symbols of where I’ve been … marking my past and the passage of time as each foot raised and moved me forward. I realize that this trail is an illusion … only offering a temporary sense of my life … what was … and that time itself in partnership with water and wind will soon erase these markers of my life.
It is a reminder that there is only now … all else is ethereal and fades into time. And though our journey helps define us, and offers opportunities to learn, it is only the current moment which is truly who we are.