Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor describes her experience during and after a stroke:
What is this mind?
Who is hearing these sounds?
Do not mistake any state for
Self-realization, but continue
To ask yourself even more intensely,
What is it that hears?
Present-moment living, getting in touch with your now, is at the heart of effective living. When you think about it, there really is no other moment you can live. Now is all there is, and the future is just another present moment to live when it arrives.
I am entranced by an adult Starling scurrrying to and fro, snatching bugs in the grass and feeding them to the fledgling following her around, mouth agape.
Not believing in anything I just sit,
listening to my breathing
After thirty years,
it still goes in and out.
My brother-in-law took this photo one morning, after photographing four Killdeer chicks hatching the previous evening.