The Anonymous Heart, and Reality Behind Time

I just read a Ram Dass piece that he called “The Predicament of Somebodyness”. He talks of how we are stuck in the illusion that we are somebody — an amalgam of personality traits and goals and social-psychological concepts and constructs that we have adopted since being born — and that part of that illusion is that time is passing. So if the passing of time is an illusion, then the “Be Here Now” sense is that what there is in front of us and in our hearts at each moment is “all that there is”. That there is no past or future that is pertinent except to the extent that our personality constructs buy into the illusion that it is pertinent. The reality is in a place behind all of that. Our anonymous heart is behind all of that. And yes you’re right — behind all of that in both meanings of that phrase.

“Be Here Now” (Ram Dass) ; “The Power of Now” (Eckhart Tolle) ;  — it’s a beautifully powerful and freeing feeling to know and feel that the elements and dynamics of the moment that’s right here in front of us right now is all that really matters. We don’t need to feel guilt about anything from the past or anxiety about anything in the future. All that there is, is our anonymous heart’s improvisational interaction with the scene that’s being performed in front of us at this single moment.

About wkhardy

A long-time teacher, woodworker and musician who is now writing some ideas that have incubated for forty years -- ideas about WHAT SCHOOLS REALLY SHOULD BE!!!! And now, November of 2015, I'm posting poems and song lyrics from my book -- Once There Came A Thought.
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