I am submitting this image to the in the moment club although I don’t know if it is going to be accepted as it is an image AND a text work at the same time and they belong together to make sence :-)
“Allow this moment to be” is a quotation taken out of Eckhart Tolle’s (the author of The power of Now) speech on a retreat I am actually listening on my iPod.
Imagine YOU are standing just at the beginning of this portal. Your daily thoughts following you everywhere, constantly resisting and judging actions or behaviours from others, generating negativity (noise) in your head and therefore preventing you from going further through the tunnel. You’re stuck in an environment where you’ll notice everything that disturbs you (symbolized here by the waste on the floor and decay of the building).
If you happen to stop thinking for a little moment, you’ll eventually notice the sign just above your head: “Allow this moment to be”. Try to follow this directive, just accept everything as it is, feel it literally, breathe it. Continue walking and enter the second part of the tunnel.
Notice that despite the fact that it is still dark, the waste and decay are no longer as imminent as in the first part. The noise in your head is getting weak and therefore leaving you more space to notice the beautifulness of things in front of you. You will then eventually notice the little trees on your left and right.
Continue your journey and meet the trees. Observe them. Do not try to analyze them. Just be aware of their presence. In addition, this part of the path is brighter to illuminate your way as well and to symbolize your own state of mind.
Leave your past behind, do not hold on what you saw at the beginning, do not make “your story” out of it so you can hold again on something that is no more or with which you can identify with.
Once you feel comfortable here, look around and observe and you will automatically see what is in front of you. You will see that there are some more gloomy parts on the path followed by more clearings, symbolizing your state of consciousness that will have some up and downs while you live your life.
At the end, the tunnel path vanishes and you will find yourself on a beautiful open space. YOU allowed this space to be!
( submited to In the Moment )