Today is not a new day, unless allowed to be…
Today is not a test to be passed, nor a threat to be survived.
Today is not a riddle to be figured out, nor a stage to be performed upon.
Today is not mine to protect, nor is it yours for the taking.
Today demands all and nothing, while inviting Everything.
There’s no timer indicating Today’s beginning.
Today will be what Today will be.
Today can be molded but never manipulated...
It can be shaped but cannot be scrapped.
Today cannot be shared until accepted.
Today cannot be possessed until surrendered to.
Today cannot be wielded until possessed.
Today cannot be observed, unless it includes participation.
Today must be lived.
Today must be dove into.
Today is not an obstacle to overcome…
Not a second chance to redo or undo what’s been done.
Today is like an unfolding dawn, given to expand what is seen.
It includes Yesterday, and Recycles History.
Today demands unknowing yet expels fear.
It invites vulnerability, yet does away with insecurity.
Today relentlessly invites the Now-even while being guided by Tomorrow.
Like intimate companions Today follows Tomorrow, or is it Tomorrow that follows Today?
Today does not hurry, yet neither does it wait.
Today both shakes and fills…
Enter into Today-a boundless inquiry of Mystery and Thrill.
Jonathan lives in the Rio Grande Valley of south Texas with his wife, dogs and three children. His teaching blends the Christian Contemplative tradition, 4th Way spirituality and the teachings behind the Enneagram - with a focus on companioning others from the unified and collective field accessed through the heart. He is a life-long seeker who offers, retreats, workshops and private Spiritual Direction in person or by zoom, one-to-one or in groups.