The Heart of the Matter
October 17, 2023
Fill Your Bucket Now and Drink


Everything on the outside changes -- our lives a kind of time lapse photography from the moment we are born to the moment we exit, stage left.

A seed is planted. It sprouts. It flowers. Bees come. Night comes. The flower closes and eventually its petals fall to earth, nourishment for whatever comes next.

But while we're here (and we are here!), let your flower bloom. Let it open to the sun. Be as beautiful as you are. Enjoy the sky overhead and the ground below. Indeed, enjoying this moment is what it's all about -- not what happened before or what you think will happen next. This is the moment we were born for -- to enjoy it in full glory, to sprout, to bloom, to let go.

Whatever helps you appreciate this moment, embrace it all the way. Whatever doesn't, let it go.

One of the extraordinary services that Prem Rawat provides, as far as I can tell, is ushering people into this moment.

"Step right up, ladies and gentlemen. Step right up! Welcome to the Greatest Show on Earth -- YOU!"

No matter where you're from or what your plans might be for tomorrow, this is the moment -- the field beyond right-doing and wrong-doing that Rumi wrote about. The peace that passes all understanding. Or, as a very bald Zen Master once said, "What is there at this moment that you lack?"

HINT: Nothing.

There is nothing that you lack -- especially not the stuff on your bucket list. It's fine, of course, to have a bucket list, but it's also fine for that bucket to be full right now.

It's raining! It's pouring! Fill your bucket now and drink!
The Prem Rawat Foundation

Photo: Lubomirkin on Unsplash

Posted by Mitch Ditkoff at October 17, 2023 12:17 AM

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