Posted by: Jim Rosemergy | September 24, 2009

Blog3 Standing At The Door

In the last blog I mentioned waiting.  Perhaps you captured the idea that waiting is at the heart of the inner journey, at the center of the mystical life.  It is.  And it is one of the most difficult and challenging aspects of this way of life.  The consciousness of modern, 21st century living is nearly instant gratification.  I want what I want when I want it.

The mystical life answers: you’ll get (discover) what you already have when you learn to wait.  Ah, yes, patience the fleeting companion that mystifies me because she has no knowledge of the past or future.  Her obsession is the moment, and during the times I have dwelt in the moment it became a door through which I could experience the Presence and receive what I needed at the time.

And so learning to wait begins with an awareness of what is present.  The five senses can assist in our education because they are capable of bringing us nearly into the moment.  Here’s an exercise.  Bring your senses to bear on your surroundings.  What do you see?  Witness not only form but also shadows and light glistening off of glass.  Listen…for sounds and for the spaces between the sounds.  Feel what you sit or stand upon.  Take note of the body and its positions.  Are there fragrances in the air?  Is there something close at hand you can taste?

This simple exercise is a beginning.  It brings you into the moment.  Look now and you will see yourself standing at the doorway to the kingdom.  It is called the eternal now.  But there is more.  A key can open the door, for you can become aware of the thoughts, feelings, and images that fill your mind now.  But that is a blog for another day.

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  1. I have found that when I wait in the present moment I can feel the vibrations of Life. It is a wonderful precurser to the total Presence.


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