"Isness" is the Moment. "Isness" is what
is going on right here, right now, whether I like it or not.
"Isness" is happening around, to, and in me. "Isness
" is the thoughts I think, the feelings I feel, and the
sensations coursing through my body right now. In this Moment.
When I enter an experience with expectations,
attachments, or anticipation of what might occur, I automatically
place myself outside the "isness"/ the Moment. I have
labeled and colored the experience with my expectations. I have
moved into the future and out of the Moment. My expectations
cover the experience like glue. So my egoic thoughts, feelings,
and actions alter the "isness" into how I would like
to think, feel, or act. I program not only the experience, but
also my reaction to that experience. As ego, I rehearse the Moment and its outcome
so deftly that I set myself up for disappointment. In pre-judging
the event, the result is modified into something I believe can
handle. I also believe it will fulfill my expectations and satisfy
my attachment to the outcome. I have sabotaged the smooth flow
of what "is".
is impersonal in the Moment. Paradoxically, it is also very personal.
Impersonally, I surrender completely to the on-going-ness of
what is happening. I Consciously make it mine, both personally
and impersonally. The impersonal is the result of not pre-programming
or pre-diagnosing what might occur. Instead, impersonally, I
allow the unfolding of the event to "be" whatever it
When in the "isness"/ the Moment,
I am completely aware of my egoic reactions to the event, aware
of my personal involvement. My physical body may make itself
known by the racing of my Heart,
the tension within my muscles, or the blush of embarrassment.
At the same time my emotional body experiences deep feelings
of, perhaps, shame, rage, fear, helplessness, or joy,
love, exuberance, tranquility. My mental body catalogs the event
for future replay. My spiritual body will sift through the event
and find out where it is in accordance with my religious beliefs.
When Consciousness accompanies the messages of
the four lower bodies,
I become one with the "isness" of the situation.
When in "isness"/ the Moment,
I am no longer at the affect of my expectations. I am not saying
I have no preferences as to the outcome of events. I simply have
no expectations that my preferences will actually occur. I enter
every new experience in the spirit of free-flow. I jump in and
allow the flow to take me. I am in the "isness"/ the
Do I have the courage to hold the impersonal?
Do I have the audacity to Love
my attachments and let them go? It takes great willingness to
be unattached to the outcome of the Moment. It is life-changing
to say of all Moments, "This is it!" Being
in the "isness" means I can no longer ignore the voice
of Soul reminding me to be impersonal in all Moments. Without
hesitation, I can now say yes to whatever is out there for me
to experience. Now I have life experiences that include being
open to the flow of the "isness".
By saying yes to the "isness" I live a Soul-centered