A day of reckoning

day of reckoning. n. a time when the effects of one’s past mistakes or misdeeds catch up with one.

Today I realize that this is the day of reckoning for each of us.
Even though most of us have no doubts that we will be here tomorrow, the reality is that we don’t know that. The culmination of all that we have done, all that we are, is fully encapsulated in this day. Today.
With this realization, what should be done to accommodate the joys, mistakes and misfortunes of a lifetime? With today being the day, there is no cause to project about the future, and certainly no use in trying to go back in time. Fully present, fully aware, we now have the tremendous gift of this moment. Loving those around you, forgiving those who have harmed you, accepting the gifts that surround you. The Sun, the moon, your Family, friends, even the air that you breathe. Allowing this day of reckoning to be the best day, the only day, of your life.

Without remorse, regrets, desires, fantasies, illusions, misconceptions, or grasping at anything, we have this amazing moment right before us. The weight of a lifetime is lifted, and our breath can become light and wholesome, even divine.

Perhaps in seeing this day as our day of reckoning, we can all let go of so many delusions and mental defilements that bind us. Live, love, laugh, dance and sing. Today is your day!

May you be well, happy and peaceful.