The importance of the present moment is talked about so much these days that sometimes I fear it is simply becoming a buzz word - that some see it as an aspect of “new age” spirituality or a thing only recently thought of. In fact it can be found at the heart of every religious tradition. It is almost as though at the present moment time stops and eternity can be glimpsed. As you can see by my clumsy words I find it really difficult to explain what I mean.
Sometimes poetry can be the best means of understanding such things and for some reason I am drawn to the words of Jalaluddin Rumi when he writes:
Stay here, quivering with each moment like a drop of mercury.
There is something in the sense of anticipation that these words conjure up that express a little of what the present moment means to me.