Sunday, February 17, 2008

Time




Time

Time and eternity are both in your mind,
And will conflict until you perceive time
Solely as a means to regain eternity.

Now is the closest approximation of eternity
That this world offers.
It is the reality of “now”,
Without past or future,
That the beginning of the appreciation
Of eternity lies.
For only “now” is here.

Look lovingly upon the present,
For it holds the only things that are forever true.
All healing lies within it.

When you have learned to look on everyone
With no reference to all to the past,
Either his or yours as you perceive it,
You will be able to learn from what you see now.

To be born again is to let the past go,
And look without condemnation upon the present.

The present is before time was,
And will be when time is no more.
In it are all things that are eternal,
And they are one.

Fear is not of the present,
But only of the past and future,
Which do not exist.

Why wait for heaven?
It is here today.
Time is the great illusion it is past
Or in the future.

Here in the present is the world set free.
For as you let the past be lifted
And release the future from your ancient fears,
You find escape and give it to the world.

What time but now can truth be recognized?
The present is the only time there is.

The past is gone;
The future but imagined.
These concerns are but defenses
Against present change.

Unless the past is over in my mind,
The real world must escape my sight.
For I am really looking nowhere;
Seeing but what is not here
A Course in Miracles

23 comments:

begijn said...

I needed this. Remind myself - "let it go, move on ..."

Thanks -

Piika said...

such beautiful music to go with these words.....

Anonymous said...

touched by this poem ..Are you well?

Nasra

Kuan Gung said...

Yes I am Nasra...thank you

Kuan Gung said...

thank you begjn

Kuan Gung said...

Great story in this song piika...warm greetings!

Steve said...

Hi Kuan,
I was glad to see you stopped by my blog a while back. Sorry it took me a while to visit yours.
I am glad to read this post. It helps me to see another viewpoint on the idea of letting go and now which is helpful.
Thanks.
Best,
Steve

Aman said...

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Kuan Gung said...

Greetings Steve...you have some great pictures there...

Kuan Gung said...

Thank you Aman...appreciate the invitation and will visit!

Arti Honrao said...

Hi!

Happy Easter, Kuan :)



GBU
Arti

Kuan Gung said...

Same to you Arti!

iamnasra said...

Heals the souring soul ..Thank you

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Thanks

Nasra

begijn said...

Hey! Glad you're back - sorta.
Hope everything's okay -
Miss your posts, but glad to see you're name popping up on the blog -
Lisa

Kuan Gung said...

Greetings iamnasra...

Kuan Gung said...

Warm Greetings begijn!

Neers said...

heyyy Kuan, where are you??

Kuan Gung said...

Warm greetings neers...sorry, I have been neglectful indeed...I hope to return soon...glad to see your return...

Keshi said...

WOW!


Keshi.

Stacey said...

Kuan,
Really liked the words you used, especially....
"Look lovingly upon the present,
For it holds the only things that are forever true"

Kuan Gung said...

thank you kesi & Stacey!

Tairebabs said...

My favourite line was:

Look lovingly upon the present,
For it holds the only things that are forever true. All healing lies within it.

Nice post

Kuan Gung said...

teirebobs...great choice...and so very true...warm greetings and thank you!