This morning I woke up thinking about Now. Somewhere in my dream world came the idea that there is a ying and yang to the power of now. I was dreaming about anger.
When you are angry, you are fully in the now. You are angry at a friend for not meeting your needs, which you didn't share with her. A friend is angry with you because you didn't meet her unspoken expectations.
Anger in the now means forgetting, even temporarily, the good times of the past. When you are angry at someone now, you forget about how kind, how sweet, that person was then, how generous and giving. You are just in the now, you and your anger.
There's a ying and a yang to everything it seems. Even the now. That's how Now comes to me from time to time.
I haven't seen Now since I met her 5 years ago. I wonder how she is. Has she changed her name again? Has the now been good to her? But, wait. Stop! Let me move on. That's the past. The future isn't here. We only have the now.