Just say ‘Be Here Now’

Published 4:11 am Friday, December 15, 2017

Did you ever notice that when you are fully in the moment, like when you are playing piano and are consumed by the music, or speaking with your 4-year old grand daughter or someone else that you particularly love, or maybe even when you are talking on a subject something that you truly have a strong passion about, that you are energized, strong, and vibrant? That you feel real good?

That comes from being here now. I know I’ve said something about Ram Dass’s book entitled “Be Here Now,” but if you are anything like me, you need constant reminders. That’s good because we can remind each other. I promise to remind you of all the good things, if you remind me. Just say, “Be here now,” and that will pull me up. I’ll take a deep breath, and I will come into that moment, and I will be grateful to you for your excellent advice.

We are all in this together. I suspect there is one energy in the whole of creation, and that we are a part of God or that multi universal energy. I say we are our brothers’ keeper. In fact we are our brother. So when he is doing well, I am doing well. And maybe, with reminders, human kind will evolve in spirit. Ah, that would be grand!

We should all want spiritual evolution, so we should all do what we can every day to promote that. We should be kind to each other, and it should be readily apparent that we love one another.

We should lift each other up, and not put each other down. We should praise, and not berate one another. We should celebrate each others’ successes, and their glimpses of love, as our own. We must appreciate, and teach ourselves to dance to the music that everybody makes. We must thank God for everybody’s contributions. And we must contribute ourselves.

We should praise everyone when they get a glimpse of the spirit or in line with it, or help somebody out. We should be proud and happy that our spirits can evolve, and we should strive every day to help in that endeavor, for the one being that we all are in spirit. If we all will do that, we can’t help but succeed.

Marcelle Hanemann is a news reporter for The Daily News. You can email her at marcelle.hanemann@bogalusadailynews.com or call her at 985-732-2565, ext. 301.