Gradual letting go By embracing now What comes about A present moment To process the past And plan the future However most of all To relish the present Reality as the best Ever far more alive Than all memories Or eventual visions Into all possibilities Whether good or bad What is here and now Happening for real Is indeed unique And so precious Because it’s life With the divine Light and sound And every feeling Memory and plan Insight and vision Realizing wisdom Of just observing God in full action Here and now.
“Winter blue sky sunshine” — a prayer of gratitude
An infinite number of possibilities
It took him a while to realize that he didn’t see a single future time, but rather countless ones. An infinite number of possibilities. Walid was amazed. His initial panic subsided and now he looked at everything with extraordinary amazement. The carpet showed him the future like a tapestry in which a vast number of different paths were interwoven. And although all paths led to a different destination, each person had the freedom to decide which one to choose, whether to turn back or even make their own way. “So there is no fate, as Zahra claimed?” Walid wondered. He studied the carpet still more attentively, following the individual paths one by one and found that they often led to completely different places than he had expected. And he also saw that these paths could be abandoned for various reasons or unforeseen events could render people’s earlier decisions invalid and that, much more often than Walid had expected, the will and one’s own dreams led people on their search to the place they wanted to get to. Walid also discovered that there were many kinds of seekers: those who knew where they were going; those who thought they knew where they were going; those who did not know where they were going and suffered for it; those who did not know where they were going and did not care . . . An infinite number of paths and an infinite number of people who made decisions every day, decisions that could change their lives. Decisions that shaped a future or an infinite number of possibilities for the future.
La leyenda del Rey Errante / Der Teppich des Dichters / The Legend of the Wandering King — Laura Gallego García — pp. 185-186 in the German version