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Apr 20,2007
This magic moment … so it goes
by Jason Love

Everyone is in a hurry. We swallow our food whole and consider the stop sign a suggestion. We don’t have time to say goodbye, we’re late, we’re late, we’re late. Our quality time goes to the computer, where we work till our eyes bleed pixels. The sun is that thing that makes us draw the blinds to keep the glare off the screen.

 
And that is why I’m so worked up: we must take time to honor the sun. Remember Ra from whose tears mankind was born? Ra! Ra! Ra!

I will tell you a secret but only if you promise to share it with others: you can meditate any time the sun is out. I meditate every day. But I don’t do it with my legs twisted into a pretzel. I do it like this…

Whenever I find myself rushing from somewhere important to somewhere more important and the sun hits my head and I say “ah” because it feels nice, I stop. Right there in my tracks. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200.

I close my eyes and turn to my old friend, Ra. Then I disappear.

Here. Tune in to the smallest sounds around you. Listen to the birds chirping in the distance; feel the wind whistle through the trees. Picture life on the other, sleepier side of the globe. The idea is to get lost in the moment the way a child does in a Fudgecicle. In fact, I think childhood ends when they take away our Fudgecicle and say, “Think about the future.” So it goes.

Feel the world go about its day. You are no longer a bundle of burdens; you are the Silent Witness. You’ll feel a surge of peace. It may be awkward at first because your ego has nothing to do. Remember that life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans. John Lennon didn’t actually write that, but he did say, “Tomorrow may rain, so I'll follow the sun.” I’m not sure what that means either, but it must fit in here somewhere.

Allow the sun to penetrate you in a cellular, Deepak Chopra kind of way. Feel the vitamin D seep into your skin; feel the warmth smother your bones. Now envision yourself on a subatomic level. We’re talking quantum physics, baby, where nothing is concrete. Through the looking glass indeed.

You begin to fade out. Carlos Castaneda called it “disappearing in the eagle’s breath,” but bear in mind that he was high on peyote. You are simply a field of energy, and the you who was just paying bills or rushing the kids to practice is now what Kurt Vonnegut calls “an undifferentiated wisp of nothingness.”

At this point, I like to picture Hubble’s Hand of God, the star-forming cloud that is ten trillion miles in diameter (about how I feel after McDonalds). I don’t know why the Hand of God. It just comes. That’s what my heaven looks like. It’s where I turn when things go bad—daily.

Hold it longer. Concentrate. Okay, when you’re ready, come on back.

Open your eyes and rejoin Earth already in progress. Soon you’ll be surrounded by Chicken Littles who want you to know that the fate of mankind depends on their particular demand. The loan officer called; he wants a stool sample. The flower guy is here to discuss the snapdragons. Sugar Ray needs you to listen to Kiss FM every day for two weeks.

Take them one breath at a time. You know how small we are.

These days I don’t have time to hear myself not think, but stopping to “meditate” has given me a newborn quiet, a sense of Something Greater. And no matter how crazy it gets or how I screwed up this time, I can always steal a moment under the sun to find myself in the Hand of God.

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  • A 400 years old English proverb says : "HASTE makes WASTE, and waste makes WANT, and want makes STRIFE between the good man and his WIFE. About the wife, the English poet, Robert Herrick, had clearly said : THE ONLY COMFORT OF MY LIFE---IS THAT I NEVER YET HAD WIFE. This is a real mercy of the God to a selected individual. In the book "Complete History of England" ( Vol. 2, Page 502, published in 1570 ) it is written : "God is better pleased with adverbs than with nouns". Corroborating the same, 37 years later, Bishop Joseph Hall ( 1607 ), had said : "God really loves adverbs but cares not how good but how well". If you want to understand God, just try to learn how Vitamin D ( actually Vitamin D3 ) is formed in your body when you sit under the sunlight and expose to the sun your body's biggest gland--the Skin. Darker your skin is greater the time you have to give to the sun to allow its rays to penetrate into your body. No haste will serve the purpose. The sunscreen industry is making millions by fooling you by saying ; "protect yourself from from the U.V. rays of the sun otherwise you are destined to face cancer". This saying is not only the biggest nonsense, but a fraudulent tactic to sell sunscreen lotions to the gullible people. So enjoy the sun, and live longer. David Garrick had rightly said : LET OTHERS HAIL THE RISING SUN---I BOW TO THAT WHOSE COURSE IS UN.
  • (Posted on April 24, 2007, 8:51 am G. S. JOHAR)

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