Blogs by F. P. Dorchak
Tick, Tick, Tick, Tock....
7/24/2009 2:55:57 AM
One moment we’re born, one moment we live, and one moment we die.
Life is one continual moment, when you stop to think about it. Really think about it. All we really have is the consciousness of the instant. The present.
How do you want to spend your consciousness of moment?
This week I returned from a trip to upstate New York, where I was raised, and in one of those highly charged, dense, emotional moment points (I can’t call it an epiphany, because I’ve already been well aware about what I’m about to discuss; it’s more of just having the “Kodak Moment” that I really wanted to share [“EasyShare™ or ©”?!]), to borrow a term, it really sunk in about how one moment we could be driving along a tree-lined North Country road, and in another be flying over the eastern seaboard. One moment working out in the gym, and another playing cards with your parents. One moment watching a movie. Another paying bills. Mowing the lawn. Listening to the joyful bubbling of brook or pounding crash of a waterfall. Watching fish in a pond. Walking in the rain. Staring into your loved one’s eyes and holding hands.
One moment we’re in high school, and the next looking back over the length and breadth of our storied lives.
All any of us really have is the actual no-shit moment in which we are acutely aware--THIS IS ME, NOW. I AM EXPERIENCING *THIS*. Many of us, I suspect, aren’t even aware. We’re just hurrying off, rushing to the next moment in a caffeinated-fueled haze. Blindly flushing away our singular instance, never to be experienced again, if you believe conventional thinking.
Again I ask...how do you wish to spend your point of power of present moment awareness?
That is what it is...your moment of awareness, your moment of consciousness. Your moment of everything. It’s all we have. This is where the illusion of Time breaks down. Yes, you intuitively know that you have a past...and a future. That you did things before what you’re doing now, and will do things you have yet to realize. But when you further analyze these moments, say, in the past, while you were doing them, you were ACTUALLY DOING THEM. That act was not a “past” action, it was a PRESENT action.
Sure, I’m splitting hairs--but dig deep into what I’m trying to say here.
Yes, you can now look back on those “past actions” and see they’re “done”...but at the moment you were doing them, they were present, and the current Future You looking back was yet unrealized.
But now, that current Future You is in the PRESENT.
I know I’m playing around with words, but when you meditate upon what I’m getting at, you’ll see the beauty in that all we really is the present. And we must not let those present moment points slip by....
There were times during my trip to New York and Vermont that I found myself trying to cling to my moments (paradox: if there is only one true moment, how can there be a plurality?)...riding the Lake Champlain Ferry to either state, enjoying the camaraderie of the my wife and family in the vehicle together, the way the afternoon light hit my Dad’s arm as he held the steering wheel. And in doing so, you feel the moment...lengthen the moment...but can also let yourself get carried away and feel these instances slipping away, like oily water through your grasp, as you keep trying to chase after them...when you realize your mistake; your faux pas. In trying to hold on to that intensified singular moment with all your might, you actually lose it. You become engulfed in the ever-moving dizzying chronological timeline you’re trying to distance yourself from in the first place. What you really need to do, is merely enjoy where you are at that singular instance. Take it all in, the smells, the sights, the feel, the emotion. The fourth, fifth, and sixth, et cetera, dimensional densities associated with each moment point. Curiously and somewhat contradictorily, by doing so, you actually flow with the moment and experience the heightened sense of NOW that exists at every moment-instance in time. You sense the string of moments that make up every life...every yesterday and tomorrow. And rather than feel separate and insignificant, you feel a sense of overwhelming joy and oneness with each instance in life. You experience the ubiquitous unification of all moments in your own personal timeline, and how they gracefully flow into each other. Form each other. ARE each other. No moment is separated from any other moment. They are all, truly, one moment. The present.
And maybe by focusing more on the NOW of our lives, we can help alleviate the frustration and impatience...the constant need to accelerate and bully our way through life.
At least that’s how I feel.
Frank--for the moment....
Post a Comment new!
More Blogs by F. P. Dorchak
My Blog Has Moved.... - Sunday, August 23, 2009
Skeptic, Debunker, or Open-minded? - Saturday, August 15, 2009
Julie & Julia - A Reduction - Tuesday, August 11, 2009
So, Just What Is It About... - Monday, August 10, 2009
Past Life - Sunday, August 02, 2009
Interview With a Non-Vampire, by Wendy Burt-Thomas - Thursday, July 30, 2009
Twisting In The Wind - Writing Outside The Box - Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tick, Tick, Tick, Tock - Part II - Sunday, July 26, 2009
Tick, Tick, Tick, Tock.... - Friday, July 24, 2009
The Need For Sleep--Overrated? - Monday, July 13, 2009
2009 Roswell UFO Festival - Sunday, June 28, 2009
Guerilla Drive-Ins! - Monday, June 15, 2009
Soul Survivor - Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Inside The Writer’s Mind - Tuesday, June 09, 2009
The Wrestler - Saturday, May 30, 2009
Rob Butts: A Retrospect - Friday, May 29, 2009
Think Good Thoughts? - Friday, May 22, 2009
The Case For Reincarnation - Friday, May 08, 2009
Pikes Peak Writers Conference 2009 - Outstanding! - Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Exopolitics--We Are Not Alone? - Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Upcoming Pikes Peak Writers Conference (PPWC) 2009! - Friday, April 17, 2009
The Last Man On The Moon - A Review - Friday, March 27, 2009
Jeff Peckman and the Metaphysical Aspects of UFOs - Saturday, March 14, 2009
Antigravity, Subquantum Kinetics, UFOs, and the New World Order - Thursday, February 26, 2009
Says it all.... - Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Marley & Me - Saturday, January 10, 2009
The Day The Earth Stood Still - Tuesday, December 23, 2008
If We Live Again.... - Saturday, December 20, 2008
I Found an Agent! - Saturday, December 06, 2008
Happy Hallowe’en! - Friday, October 31, 2008
The Roswell Legacy - Jesse Marcel, Jr., MD - Monday, October 20, 2008
Code Enforcer—The Movie - Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Nervous Energy and Superpowers! - Friday, October 10, 2008
Rustling Leaves, Whispering Souls, and Gardens of Stone - Friday, October 03, 2008
Revisiting Old Ghosts - Wednesday, October 01, 2008
Commercial V. Literary -- Taking The Zen Approach - Saturday, August 09, 2008
More Talk Of Extraterrestrial Cover-ups - Friday, July 25, 2008
Larry King - Are Aliens Watching Us...? - Saturday, July 19, 2008
William Shatner - Up Till Now Autobiography - Sunday, July 13, 2008
Penmen! Laugh at their Surreal Ingenuity! - Friday, July 04, 2008
Roswell - 61 Years Ago and Counting.... - Wednesday, July 02, 2008
61st Anniversary of the Kenneth Arnold 1947 “Saucer” Sightings - Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Cells Phones Tracked in the Name Of Science - Wednesday, June 04, 2008
In Memoriam: Robert F. Butts, Passed Away at 88 - Sunday, June 01, 2008
Some People’s Kids - Alien or Otherwise - Fake Romanek YouTube Alien Video - Saturday, May 31, 2008
Excuse Me, There’s and Alien At My Window - The Romanek/Peckman Alien Video - Friday, May 30, 2008
Jeff Peckman and Extraterrestrial Proof Tomorrow - Thursday, May 29, 2008
New Twilight Zone Graphic Novels! - Saturday, May 24, 2008
The Black Hole Blues*! - Thursday, May 22, 2008
United Kingdom Releasing UFO Files To Public - Saturday, May 17, 2008
Vatican Validating Extraterrestrials?! - Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Denver Extraterrestrial Affairs Commission, Part Deux - Friday, May 09, 2008
The Supernatural and All Things Weird - Tuesday, May 06, 2008
A Denver Extraterrestrial Affairs Commission - Saturday, May 03, 2008
Pikes Peak Writers Conference (PPWC) 2008 - Monday, April 28, 2008
The World's Greatest Writer! - Saturday, March 08, 2008
The Brief History of the Dead - Sunday, February 17, 2008
In Memoriam - Rod Serling - Sunday, December 30, 2007
The Meaning of Christmas? - Friday, December 21, 2007
Tell It Like It Is - Harlan Ellison - Saturday, December 08, 2007
Ice and Death - R.M.S. Titanic - Sunday, November 25, 2007
The Amazing and Mysterious Blue Cloud - Saturday, November 17, 2007
Amazon Novel Contest and UFOs - Tuesday, November 13, 2007
The Disclosure Project: UFO Press Release Monday - Saturday, November 10, 2007
Think Differently - Friday, November 09, 2007
Dreams and...Reality? - Saturday, November 03, 2007
Sleepwalkers MotionTomes(TM) Podcast! - Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Do You Believe? - Sunday, October 28, 2007
Cool Hallowe’en Links! - Saturday, October 27, 2007
Face Your Fears! - Friday, October 26, 2007
Who's Afraid of a Couple Ghosties.... - Thursday, October 25, 2007
Age Old Issues - Saturday, October 20, 2007
Reverse Engineering Aliens - Sunday, October 14, 2007
Seeing The Light! - Saturday, October 06, 2007
Amazon.com Contest! - Wednesday, October 03, 2007
The Art of Killing - Sunday, September 30, 2007
Crime And Punishment - Alcatraz - Saturday, September 29, 2007
Pay Per View - Sunday, September 02, 2007
Church and Steak - Saturday, September 01, 2007
China Bans Reincarnation! - Friday, August 31, 2007
Culture of Fear?! - Friday, August 24, 2007
Here’s A Thought - Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Walk Like An Egyptian.... - Thursday, August 16, 2007
Same Old Story - Sunday, August 05, 2007
Decrypting The Paranormal - Friday, August 03, 2007
Let’s Get Paranormal! - Saturday, July 28, 2007
Movie Night! - Friday, July 20, 2007
Night of the Living Dead [Genre] - Saturday, July 14, 2007
UFOs and Larry King Live! - Friday, July 13, 2007
Roswell - Sunday, July 08, 2007
Picking at Scabs - Saturday, June 30, 2007
Hamstrung - Friday, June 29, 2007
Circular File - Monday, June 25, 2007
Can I Take Your Pulse? - Friday, June 15, 2007
Write and Wrong - Part II - Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Write And Wrong - Part I - Sunday, June 10, 2007
For Whom The Bell Tolls - Friday, June 01, 2007
It’s All In My Head - Friday, May 25, 2007
The Sky Is Falling! - Saturday, May 19, 2007
Responsibility - Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Sloggin On! - Friday, May 11, 2007
You Want It You Got It - Tuesday, May 08, 2007
THERE’S No Need To Fear.... - Friday, May 04, 2007
Wind Instruments at PPWC 2007. - Saturday, April 28, 2007
Writers, and Agents, and Editors, Oh My! - Saturday, April 14, 2007
Let’s Get Real! - Saturday, April 07, 2007
Medium - Saturday, March 31, 2007
Computer Issues! - Saturday, March 24, 2007
Been Remiss--Apologies - Sunday, March 18, 2007