What will you do oh man, you who try to plan your existence and control your tomorrow, when you realize tomorrow controls you? What will you do when you are awakened to the truth that you have allowed your tomorrow, a day that IS NOT, to rob from you the present? What will you do when you realize that the wisdom you use to plan your tomorrow, the wisdom you have molded your life by, is an invisible prison for the mind? Will you dare to break free from the misery of this prison, from the foolishness that is this wisdom; will you dare to JUST BE?
Listen closely, you who read this page. A Lion was not meant to live in a cage, nor were you meant to live in tomorrow. Unlike an actual prison, tomorrow is but an illusion seen by the one who practices the wisdom of this age and desires to create their pleasure. This illusion, like most, takes the unaware deeper and deeper into its prison and it is here, in this dark cell, deep within the prison of their mind, that they are introduced to this illusion called control. Disguised by the prison which masquerades as wisdom, control is introduced as preparation or planning.
This illusion of tomorrow brings with it a fear of the unknown, which causes those who are prey too it to plan and prepare in an attempt to feel secure. The problem is tomorrow never comes! Every tomorrow has a tomorrow of its own and those who are unaware of the moment spend their entire existence planning for a day that is not, instead of enjoying the day that is. Every time they feel too have caught up with tomorrow it alludes them with thoughts of what has not been accomplished, enjoyed, experienced, and with the responsibility of that which is not. And why do they worry about a nonexistent day? About what they will eat, what they will wear, and where they will sleep? Only those who do not intimately know I AM concern themselves with the trivial things of the nonexistent tomorrow. They wear themselves out with the tedious work of paddling up the river of life instead of enjoying a float trip on it!
Let us be as one who just learned to float, being carried by the oceans tide. For we are free to enjoy this moment! We cannot control the illusion of tomorrow any more than a man dying of thirst in the desert can control his hallucinations. This feeling of control only exists to rob us of our pleasure, disarm us of our joy, and keep us from the ecstasy of this moment!
This day will unfold as a flower blooming in the sunlight. Any attempt to control the flowers blooming is nothing more than the manipulation of truth, the manifestation of an illusion, and the absence of love! Love does not desire to control but to set free. Control places stipulations upon the potential of the flower, according to its perception of tomorrow and robs the flower of its potential today. Instead of rejoicing in the flowers beauty control works to make it beautiful. Instead of celebrating the flowers unique personality, control forces its will upon it and robs the world of it unique expression. Love, however, embraces the flowers beauty and to love, even its flaws are perfect! Love allows the flower to unfold in whatever way it chooses, embracing, enjoying and resting fully in it!
Be diligent then, you who read this page, to enter into the Rest of Today. Allow no longer the illusion of control to cause you to miss Today! Instead, effortlessly sink into the realization of this moment; sink into “I AM”. For those who do are the Timeless ones, the Eternal ones, the Immortals. They are the “I AM’s”, born of Him, in Him and He in them. They are the ageless ones marked by ecstasy and perpetual joy, those who delight in what is for that which is not, is no more! They effortlessly navigate the River of Life for they are one with it, they are its current.
Do not try to not plan or prepare, simply realize the moment that you are in and enjoy it. If you are planning, than be lost in the moment of planning, not in what you are planning or in the thought of tomorrow, but in this moment of planning. Preparation only becomes an attempt to control when your thoughts are of what you are preparing for rather than the enjoyment of the preparation. Let go of tomorrow, for it is not and embrace Today for it is good!
Ramblings of a Man Possessed
The Ramblings of a Man Possessed blog series are the work of Silas Valentine under the influence of the Holy Spirit.