Streams of Present
Life was given to me without my consent… my own existence filled me with astonishment.
Elsewhere he writes:
Let us abandon the vain search after the unattainable, and give ourselves up wholly to the joys of the present.
Elsewhere he adds:
I am racked with thirst, and yet a fresh cool stream flows before me.
Omar is drunk with life, intoxicated with existence, in awe of the very possibility of being.¬† But not always, not when he is caught up in the wheel of life…¬† Not when he thirsts for the unattainable again…
What is the unattainable that you seek, Fellow Mind?
Are you ever astonished at your own existence, at the bewildering¬† fact of your being?
What fresh cool stream before you do you not see?
[adapted and grammatically modernized, where appropriate, by yours truly from McCarthy’s version of Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam]
Somov, P. (2012). Streams of Present. Psych Central. Retrieved on June 29, 2016, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/mindful-living/2012/06/3936/