God describes Himself as ‘I AM’.
He has stated in the Exodus:
‘ …Tell them, I AM sent you…’
He does not say ‘I WAS’ or ‘I Shall BE’.
He lives in the present and will always continue ‘TO BE’.
Since we are reflections of the Divine, we are also urged ‘TO BE ‘.
To live in the present!
A reading from The Gospel states: ‘
“Take no thought for the morrow, for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself.”.
I read some wonderful ‘points to ponder’ in the book: ‘The Power of Now’ by Eckhart Tolle. I will share the same with you.
- ‘Being’ is the ever-present ‘One Life’ beyond the myriad forms of life that are subject to birth and death.
- When you are present, when your attention is fully and intensely in the Now, Being can be felt…
- Suffering needs time. It cannot survive in the Now.
‘TO BE’ fully aware of ‘WHAT IS’ is ‘TO BE’.
I AM and AUM are mystically magical. I heard a very interesting interpretation of AUM. A is symbolic of ‘Asang’. Loosely translated in Spiritual terms it would mean ‘To be separated’. As we move our lips closer, to form a U, there is more connection. ‘M’ is symbolic of ‘Maun’ or ‘To move into Silence’.
Those who worship Ganesha, would have noticed that artists often paint Ganesha with His trunk to the side. It then bears resemblance to AUM (In Sanskrit). A pilgrim is required to make a commitment before embarking on the spiritual journey.
There is nowhere to go. It is a journey ‘TO BE’ The ‘journey’ starts with discipline and arrives at the ‘dissolution of the ego’ and desires.
The expedition bears fruit, when undertaken with sincerity and perseverance.