My dear friends…
There are millions of them. Billions of them. Trillions of them.
Put them together and they make up a lifetime.
We call them Moments.
have no prescribed length. They could be one minute or one hour or one
second. They come and they go and then they turn into Memories. And then
they stay. They are yours forever and no one can take them away. Nor
can you get rid of the bad ones you don’t want to keep.
going on right now, as you are reading this, and through all of them-the
slow ones and the oh-too-fast ones, the good ones and the bad ones, the
fun ones and the ones that are simply horrible-there is only one thing
After a few years of collecting them, you realize
this. By then it’s too late to do anything about the ones that have
passed. But you can always do something about the one that’s coming up
Right Now. And the one After That. And the hundreds more that will
happen this day. And the thousands more that will happen this week. And
the millions more that will happen this month. And the billions more
that will happen this year. And the trillions more that will happen
before you die-whenever you die.
Yes, you can do something about
those. And as you contemplate what you can do about those, and what you
want to do about those, you will realize that there is only one thing
The more of them that pass, the more of them you
will treasure while they are here, and the more of them you will yearn
for before they arrive. Until one day you will stop yearning for them.
You will have had enough. You will be totally okay if not another one
comes along. And then you will die. And when you die, in the Moment you
die, you will know The Only Thing That Matters.
You will know in that Moment Who You Are, and Who You Have Become.
And you will know that Who You Have Become is who you have made yourself into.
will know that you are a self-made person, that no one has had anything
to do with Who You Are but you; that there’s no one else to blame, and
no one else to praise. You will know that you have done it all yourself.
And then you will yearn again. When you know this, you will yearn again
for more Moments.
And so you will have them. You will come back,
and you will have some more. But you will forget what you knew. You will
forget that there is no one else to blame, and no one else to praise.
You will forget that you are creating each Moment as it is, and as it
will always be remembered. You will forget that you are doing it all by
Unless you don’t.
And if you don’t-if you
remember-then you will gain a quality of control over the creation of
your Moments that you never thought possible. And each Moment will be a
treasure. For you will create it that way. No matter what is going on,
no matter what is being done or said or thought by others. No matter
what is happening "over there," over here there will only be treasures.
For you will have understood The Only Thing That Matters.
this magic Moment you will be clear that you have not made yourself into
anything, that you have not "become" anything, but that you always were
what you have imagined yourself to become. You will know that you
always were, are now, and always will be, where you once thought you had
to go and what you once thought you wanted to be.
Then you will realize that there was nothing you ever had to do but Be. Here. Now.
You will have discovered that you are The Only Thing That Matters.
Love and Hugs,
© 2010 ReCreation Foundation – http://www.cwg.org – Neale Donald
Walsch is a modern day spiritual messenger whose words continue to touch
the world in profound ways. His With God series of books has been translated into 27 languages, touching millions of lives and inspiring important changes in their day-to-day lives.