January 17, 2011
from BE HERE NOW by the Lama Foundation:
Example: Some body looks at you seductively…
An ice cream cone goes by…………
Will it ever be
THE BIG ICE CREAM CONE
IN THE SKY?
Will it ever be an ETERNAL Ice Cream Cone?
Or…. Is it always going to melt?
You gotta keep eating it
Yet it melts & melts,
That’s the problem
You gotta keep eating it cuz it will melt…
….& then it’s gone
& you know that taste in your mouth when you
finish &… You want a glass of water? Right?…
Then you have a glass of water & there’s that
Then, you’re ready for the NEXT one…..
To get rid of THAT one………
Let’s take a walk…. & you take a walk…..
It’s cold out. Let’s have some hot chocolate,
Yes, let’s have some, & on & on & on & it’s called
You see: the opposite of craving is saying
BABY, THIS IS THE WAY IT IS
HERE & NOW
THIS IS IT
I ACCEPT THE HERE & NOW
RIGHT AT THIS MOMENT!!!