I looked up from the dinner table two nights ago to see the sky turn lavender and jumped up and was capture this picture before this fleeting moment faded.

FORWARD  is the word the Presidential candidate is challenging us to consider.

I wish he had chosen the more Zen idea NOW instead.

Let’s stay in the present.

Be here Now.

  Now is all we have.

We get off balance when we think to far in the future. So much in the US is focused on the outcome of the presidential election November 6th 2012.  Obama is the President NOW and it should stay that way. When I think of Forward! I keep thinking of Buzz Lightyear’s cry from Toy Story “To Infinity and beyond!”  That won’t help get the work that needs to be done to get him elected.  I’m sure they thought long and hard about the choice of slogan but my word today and every day is NOW.

What Would your slogan be?

I am taking a chance here of loosing some of my readers by putting forth my political opinion but this election is just too important on so many fronts to keep silent about. Even if you don’t live in the US you will the effects of our election on the environment and the world economy

Now are you still with me?

9 thoughts

  1. Now is all we have. Brilliant words. That’s how I try to look at things and it makes people question why I am so calm all the time. Because the future hasn’t happened yet and the past is gone. All I have is this exact second. It sounds like you may have read “The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle. If you haven’t, however, please do! You will love it.


    1. So glad this connected with you. I have read Ekhart Tolle and found it meaningful. I have also read a great deal of Buddhism so I don’t know where I this idea came from for me but I’m happy it’s out there. I greatly appreciate your reminder I may have to reread it.


  2. That Lavender Sky reminds me of some our our sunsets here in Oklahoma. Really beautiful. And as far as losing a blogger because of your political opinion . . . surely not!! That is our right as Americans to have our own opinions, and I really respect that!! Wouldn’t it be a boring world if everyone agreed on everything. Having opinions is what makes the world “work”.



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