Today is my birthday. Happy birthday to me!! Of all the days in the calendar that we chose to mark as special, no date is greater than the day we awoke to this dream called life. Without this day, all others would be irrelevant.
Birthdays are when we all engage in the deep spiritual practice of wishing each other well. Friends, family and even complete strangers joyfully and wholeheartedly sing the “Happy Birthday Song” when ever asked to perform the task. Our happy birthday wishes are not are not just idle words. They come from the heart and, therefore, they carry power. Love power. If only there was a way to harness the great energy around this date more than once a year. Is there a way we can enjoy this strength of purpose and extend the conveyance of love beyond it’s familiar bounds? Perhaps, there is.
One goal of meditation is to experience the present moment. One way to do this is to slow down our minds and let go of all our conditions and thoughts to arrive in the very present moment. It is there we find unlimited peace, love and joy but there’s another interesting characteristic of the present moment: it is indistinguishable from any other moment in time. The present is always the present. Infinite and everlasting. That means that the present moment of April 22nd, 1970 and the present moment of April 22nd, 2014 are one in the same. In other words, the present moment at the time of my birth never changes. If this is true, we could legitimately celebrate the moment of our birth any time we wanted. We can appreciate each other with all the passion of a birthday celebration any day we wish to because the present moment never changes. We are ALWAYS at the moment of our birth and we can celebrate it every moment of every day. We don’t have to wait to make changes in our lives. We don’t have to wait to show how much we love each other. We don’t need any other excuse to genuinely wish each other well. Taken to it’s fullest extent, we could love and support each other simply because we all share the same birth moment. What could we accomplish in a state of celebration and support? Answer: Anything we wish.
So I wish you a Happy Birth Moment!! What are you going to do to celebrate?