"Each moment is a place you've never been."
Consciousness creates itself newly in each nano-second of its happening. If we are truthfully aware... we have never been here before and we will never be here again... as we are here and now. To be wakeful within the nano-second happening of life is to experience true reality. It is in this understanding that all wisdom traditions ask the fundamental question... who are you now?
A related question is... how awake are you? Are you fully present in the here and now happening of life? If not, you are asleep within a virtual reality... a dream. You are mired in the illusions of the past and the future. And most importantly... you are not fully alive.
To be wakeful and fully alive... within the here and now happening of life... is to be happy for no reason... because happiness is the very nature of life. Life... or consciousness... is eternally delighting in itself... and this joy of life is the essence of all and everything... which includes you and me.
This week... let us endeavor to be as wakeful as possible in the here and now happening of life. Let us live with focused awareness and experience one consciousness creating itself newly... nano-second by nano-second... and delighting in the process of life itself. Such is the wakeful experience of true reality.