Nothing Lasts Forever … or Do We?

While talking with a good friend this morning, I realized that my feelings about life being eternal may be questioned and that’s OK.  It’s simply what I choose to believe.  For me, it just doesn’t make sense that there would be this one life and then poof! it’s over and there’s nothing but nothingness.

As we talked over some other things, we were saying how most people live in the past and I think that’s true.  I’ve spent a good portion of my time there.  But now, if I ground myself and remind myself that I am present, here and now, I can let go of the thoughts of the past.  Does it work all the time?  Noooooo!  But it’s getting better.  Do we want to hang on to those good memories?  Of course we do and we should. It’s the cruddy ones we need to let go of.

I was reminded of a quote by Alan Cohen (I really like what he has to say) “If you are living in the past, you are homeless in the now.”

My friend also said that she hadn’t received any post cards from the other side.  Me either and what a bummer!  But something tells me those folks are all way too busy bee-bopping around the universe to send out post cards.  I’d love to hear what you think about this.  Feel free to comment below.

Today’s photo is the last of my lilies.  I decided to leave the one that’s fading away in the vase simply for contrast. Namaste’

 

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Fading of the Blooms

Well, it’s that time of year again when the mighty saguaro cactus starts to lose it’s crested blooms.  One fell off today that was still pretty much intact, so my husband picked it up and saved it for me to photograph.  It never ceases to amaze me how our scruffy, prickly cacti in southern Arizona can produce such beautiful blooms.  These grow at the very top of each arm of the saguaro. Mother Nature provides us with such gifts.  Enjoy! Namaste’