Zen and the Cult of “Being in the Moment”

Don’t be deceived by spiritual leaders
And their practices of being in the moment.

Sitting on the cushion, watching your breath,
Eating take-out in your car, late for work,
Drinking fresh brewed tea in noble silence,
Walking with ten thousand sounds in your ears,
Letting plans come and go,
Being ripped apart from the anxiety of I don’t know:
You cannot escape this very moment!

No practice can bring you back to where you are;
Before you move, you are already there.

It’s as easy as falling asleep
And as difficult as waking up.

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