Exploration into the perfection of right now
In this Satsang, we will explore exactly why right here and right now are implicitly perfect.
There are times in apparent drama or pain where we may believe that we are far from anything close to perfection.
It was October, 2010, when my world began to fall apart, yet again. I was in the middle of a separation and the death of one of my dearest friends all within days of each other.
Worsening matters was that I relied heavily on the wise counsel of my now dead friend to get me through fixes like a broken marriage.
I remember sitting on my friend's couch, feeling emotional pain so deep that it manifested as physical pain.
Would this ever end?
I was clutched by confusion when a thought entered my being that what I was going through was perfect for that very moment. At first it felt like a cold stone-hearted idea that I should somehow relish this pain.
However, I became inquisitive and pursued the reasoning. I had been through a lot of "apparent" tragedy in my life; the suicide of a father, the death of my only brother, the loss of a previous marriage to name a few.
Sitting on that couch, I challenged myself to find one single moment in my life that wasn't absolutely perfect in bringing me to where I am today. I couldn't find any event, apparently good or bad, painful or joyful, tender or harsh, that wasn't perfect when seen within the mosaic of my life as it is in its current fullness.
What are the odds, then, that this October moment was any different? It wasn't. This experience was perfect, I just didn't know it yet. The pain washed away as though it had never been there.
Does emotional pain still come? Absolutely. It just doesn't stay as long anymore. And the joyful times tend to be more rewarding.
Knowing that they are merely a garden stone leading somewhere else makes them easier to endure. No longer do I try to resist pain at its onset, nor do I attempt to clutch happiness as though it would never return. This. Right here, right now, is absolutely perfect, and deserving of complete Awareness.
And as it falls to a space of Awareness watching, pain no longer feels as bad, and joy becomes blissful.
And This, Always Here and Now, is where life occurs. It can be made sense of later, if necessary. But it seldom is.
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