The Present Moment & Emptiness

When we talk about emptiness, we're talking about the present moment as well. The present is always empty of everything but itself, its nature---which is our nature too. It's empty of thought, because the second we finish a complete thought, the moment has already gone through dozens of transformations. Whenever something changes, that's the moment … Continue reading The Present Moment & Emptiness

What is the Present Moment?

Ya know, we talk about it all the time, but what is the present? What is right now? This is important to ponder, because inhabiting the present moment isn't just a huge part of Zen, it's one of the foundations of secular mindfulness as well. Philosophical ruminations won't bring us very far with this question. … Continue reading What is the Present Moment?