Merle Molofsky

Poet and psychoanalyst: read and resonate

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Living In Eternity

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 11:25 PM

LIVING IN ETERNITY

04/14/2012

 

“I’m going to utter perhaps the greatest piece of knowledge anyone can voice…. Do you know that at this very minute you are surrounded by eternity?  And do you know that you can use that eternity, if you so desire?  There! Eternity is there!  All around!  Do you know that you can extend yourself forever….  Do you know that one moment can be eternity?”  -- Don Juan speaking in Tales of Power, byCarlos Castaneda.

 

“Your body is the boundary I’m talking about.  One can get out of it.  We are a feeling, an awareness encased here.  We are luminous beings and for a luminous being only personal power matters.”  -- Don Juan speaking in Tales of Power, by Carlos Castaneda. 

 

How do we live in eternity, how do we use eternity?

 

The feeling of being alive is a feeling of forever.

 

We do not experience being dead. 

 

We experience being alive.  That experience exists in eternity.

 

All existence is embedded in eternity – the alpha and omega already exist, already happened, is happening, will happen – forever.  There is no such thing except forever.

 

Everything we do in our now time is what we are doing.

 

Everything we are in our now time is what we are.

 

Be here now?  Be Here Now, by Ram Das, 1971.  Also called Remember, Be Here Now.  Remember.

 

“Here and now, boys, here and now.”  Aldous Huxley, Island, 1962.

 

When do we forget that we live in eternity, and can use eternity?  When we feel fear.  We have to be true to our feelings.  We have no choice; we have to feel, and therefore we will feel fear.  We are afraid of suffering.  We are afraid of dying. 

 

Are you dead yet?

 

I do not understand how to live in eternity and use eternity in death. But I live in eternity now.  Knowledge is power.  If I know I live in eternity now, I am beginning to learn how to use eternity….

 

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