I discovered a time machine! What? No!
It doesn’t send me back in time. The device doesn’t transport me to the future either. My new breakthrough has propelled me into a realm in which few people choose to go, and if they do, they rarely stay. It is called …. The Present.
When I live in The Present, I reside in a neighborhood in which time seems to stand still and yet passes unawares. I call it THE EDGE.
Stepping up to THE EDGE with both feet makes it impossible to focus on yesterday’s should haves, would haves, or could haves. With my feet planted firmly in the ‘right now,’ my toes curling around THE EDGE, there is no room for me to consider the what ifs or the questions of when or how.
Years ago, after I rescued Sportster, I became intrigued with his “neighborhood of the woods.” Every day he showed me how beautiful a day could be within his stomping grounds. I imagined him singing Mr. Rogers’ song, “It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood. Won’t you please be my neighbor? Would you be mine?” He didn't sleeep bothered by his past, nor did he worry about what his may future hold. I never observe him lying awake worrying about whether he is “good enough.”
As I travel more, I have become aware of Mother nature’s neighborhood, in which Sportster’s is only a suburb. Mother nature holds the past in her tree bark and the future in the desert’s blossoms. She stands before me, silent and self-assured. She cannot talk but her gestures are grand. Mother nature just IS.
Living in nature’s neighborhood, I can embrace the unending rhythm her ocean’s breathing and float with her drifting sands. Like Sportster on a sleepy Sunday morning, I can let go of time. And like magic, time becomes bountiful.
Are you ready? Hop into your own time machine. Press the “on button” labeled ‘Let Go.”
Plug in! Fire up! Absorb the powerful energy of nature’s mountain ranges, the dominion of the waterfalls,
or the vast landscapes of the desert.
Hang on! The enchanting ride will transport you into the bewitching realm of unlimited time. You may feel small and vulnerable -- a stranger in their neighborhood, but if you stay for a while, you will burst with a unique power in which all the money in the world cannot buy, nor can all the powers of governments take away.