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What we do now, echoes in eternity... Marcus Aurelius

Even though it has only been two weeks, it seems like an eternity since I have seen you all. On the other hand, the two weeks I spent with each of my adult sons seems like it flew. As I was thinking about this paradox, I began to consider how perception affects experience.

The picture on our reflection sheet this week is from Zion National Park in Utah. The rocks that compose the mountain you are viewing in the photo are 250-300 million years old. With the earth being 4.6 billion years old, and the Big Bang occurring 13.8 billion years ago, how can two weeks seem like an eternity?

C.S. Lewis said "For the Present is the point in which time touches eternity". This week I invite you to reflect on eternity so that we may perhaps touch it as we practice being present in Yoga as Prayer.

Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. God has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end. Ecclesiastes 3:11 NLT

All eternity is in the moment. Mary Oliver

When you live in the light of eternity, your values change. Rick Warren

The high and lofty one who lives in eternity, the Holy One, says this: “I live in the high and holy place with those whose spirits are contrite and humble. I restore the crushed spirit of the humble and revive the courage of those with repentant hearts. Isaiah 57:15 TLB

She who lives in the Present lives in eternity. Ludwig Wittgenstein

For the Present is the point at which time touches eternity. CS Lewis

“I want that love that moved the mountains. I want that love that split the ocean. I want that love that made the winds tremble. I want that love that roared like thunder. I want that love that will raise the dead. I want that love that lifts us to ecstasy. I want that love that is the silence of eternity.” Rumi

Eternity does not start after you die: it begins when you really live. Allen Cohen

“In the external scheme of things, shining moments are as brief as the twinkling of an eye, yet such twinklings are what eternity is made of -- moments when we human beings can say "I love you," "I'm proud of you," "I forgive you," "I'm grateful for you." That's what eternity is made of: invisible imperishable good stuff.” ― Fred Rogers

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