Breathe Life Into This Moment

A few months ago, I came across this beautiful blog by Raam Dev (no, he is not Indian) and subscribed to it. Since then, I have become a fan of his work. I will not say more, words not being sufficient, you will have to check it out for yourself. Last week, I contacted him, and he agreed to let me put this soul-touching post of his on my blog. So, here goes.

It doesn’t matter how much you love what has passed. It doesn’t matter how perfect this moment is or how much you want to hold on to it. It’s gone. Everything that has been, is gone. Everything that will be, is gone. All that remains, for an impossibly brief and ever-fleeting moment, is now, empty, pure, full of potential, a pile of dry kindling awaiting a spark of inspiration.

There is no permanence in anything but change, but change, like fire, must be fed with the breath of life.

So accept each and every moment as a golden opportunity, a moment that you’ve been given, a chance to do anything you want, or, if you so choose, a chance to sit idly by, daydreaming about what has been or what could be, losing yourself, and that moment, in exchange for absolutely nothing, a dull lifeless stare at a dull, cold, and lifeless pile of kindling, sacrificing precious moment after precious moment, never to see them again, until one day you arrive at the end and look back, upon this frozen and unchangeable wasteland of unused potential, missed, neglected, lost.

So open your heart and open your mind. Breathe life into this moment. The future awaits your hand in its creation, right here, right now.

Look not backward with nostalgic sadness into the frozen sea of changelessness, but forward with blissful gratitude into the warm arms of unwritten possibility.

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