Life is sweet and we cling to it, but it’s entirely possible that humans won’t make the evolutionary cut. Would this be tragic? No. Well we know that nothing lasts. Therein lies the sweetness.
The late great jazz drummer Jerry Granelli called it “nowness.” It’s when our experience of the present moment deepens to the point where the twinned impediments of past and future cease to matter.
Life is hard. If this is deeply felt and truly understood, it ceases to be so.
Eastern wisdom teaches that we awaken in the depthless interval between two thoughts.