Rigpa: On Nowness

(via Glimpse @ Rigpa)

February 6

The
cells of our body are dying, the neurons in our brain are decaying,
even the expressions on our face are always changing, depending on our
mood. What we call our basic character is only a “mindstream,” nothing
more. Today we feel good because things are going well; tomorrow we
feel the opposite. Where did that good feeling go?

What
could be more unpredictable than our thoughts and emotions: Do you have
any idea what you are going to think or feel next? The mind, in fact,
is as empty, as impermanent, and as transient as a dream. Look at a
thought: It comes, it stays, and it goes. The past is past, the future
not yet risen, and even the present thought, as we experience it,
becomes the past.

The only thing we really have is nowness, is now.