But how is that one moment any different from this one or any other one?
Is it a moment of ‘deer in the headlights’ or life-altering epiphany? Probably neither of those extremes, but something special felt – right there, right then.
Further, how is that moment – those moments, different from other passing units of time? Every minute of every day we experience the magic of breathing, moving, thinking, feeling – what makes THIS moment or THAT moment more important?
Is it the moment that holds magic, or is it the ‘snap-shot’ we take that makes the moment identifiable, memorable, re-countable? Is it the passing of that moment – or something chemical that happens in our brain, in our bodies, at that moment which keeps it so clearly and rigidly in our mind?
We can see it with our eyes closed, see it in the dark – we can week it weeks, months or years later. Because we were ‘in the moment’.
Is it that the experience is on some higher level, that our awake/awareness was on some higher level – or are both required?
Tougher still, when we are in ‘that moment’ is to stay in that moment – to stretch that feeling, to hold it like a prize that was slipping away, to capture it in our memory. Somewhat like capturing a photograph, but how do you photograph a feeling?
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