I've learned this moment is as it is and is as it should be. With all its trials and tribulations it is the only time we have for certain. What happened yesterday and what may happen tomorrow can never compare to the intensity of this instant.
As such, we can agonize about what we don't have and don't like or give thanks for what we do have and do like. We can be grateful for each breath we take, each sound we hear, each color we see, each caress we receive and each smile we share.
Life is lived in this precise instant, here and now! It is common to waste too much time feeling sorry for what could have been or longing for what might be. What we have in this instant right here and now is what it is and is as it should be.
Today my editor told me, "We are all teachers and we are all disciples." I am convinced this is true and I am delighted to have shared with each and every one of you! On this journey I have learned there is always something else to learn. As Socrates so aptly stated, "I only know that I know nothing."
When we think about the knowledge and experience beyond our comprehension, we begin to realize how little we know, regardless of our depth of understanding in any particular field. What is truly marvelous about this wonderful world in which we live is we can connect with the knowledge of the world by simply typing a few words into a computer.
While we live in an era where we can communicate with virtually anyone anywhere in the world in a heart beat; we often forget our ability to laugh, share and enjoy magical moments which arise most often from common everyday incidents, rather than from isolated extraordinary events.
Finally, I have learned we have the ability and the power to embrace every minute knowing this is the most intense moment of our lives and it's gone in an instant...