What Is

The inner Self simply knows that behind all situations, challenges, and opinions, behind all questions of preference is the ground of what is, and that when we rest on that ground, we’re open to the grace that is the real source of contentment.  ~Sally Kempton

The ground of what is–not what the ego wants or what we think we want, not how we wish we were, but how it is right now, breathing in this world. I’m reminded of Byron Katie’s book, Loving What Is. I want to rest on the ground of what is here and now, how the world is here and now, how I am right here and right now. I love Walt Whitman’s lines, “there was never any more inception than there is now,/nor any more youth or age than there is now,/and will never be any more perfection than there is now,/nor any more heaven or hell than there is now.” Kempton says, “contentment is the gift that comes when you touch the timeless essence inside a particular moment of time–the ever-present now.”

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