Thank you Alan for a wonderful statement. thank you Somik for sending it. I find it very difficult to stay in the present. I find myself staying in the present for relatively few seconds. After attempting to stay in the present for more than 20 years, I am still barely able to be in the present. I strongly believe that nothing ever happened in the past and nothing ever will happen in the future. Only in the present can something happen. I love the present orientation of Zen practice and gestalt psychotherapy but my love appears to be more intellectual than deeply felt or I would probably stay in the present longer than I now do. Alan's article has reminded me of something very, very, very important. As I mentioned before, when I could not stay in the present I must also learn to forgive myself again, and again, and again. Warm and kind regards to everyone.
On Mar 4, 2012 Conrad P Pritscher wrote :