Name connects and constructs meaning.
We recognize, understand and learn through names.
Names of the places. Names of people. Names of things.
We build meaning narrative through names.
Our minds categorize names into classes and groups to simplify our lives and focus limited cognitive resources.
We remember what we deem important and forget what does not seem important. Sometimes we do forget what is important, however if it is really important we will remember it.
Remember is a form of really caring.
If we do not remember, we do not really care.
Of course then there are times of sincerity, where something really important to us, does not capture our attention in the moment in a sufficient way and capture our attention. Without attention any remembering is impossible to do.
Attention is our capacity to be present and with our presence communicate what is important.
What ever we focus on, grows and strengthens.
Love is attention and presence in action. What you do right now communicates a lot more about you, than what ever your contrast with your words.
You are where ever your attention is. And you are the sum of your narrative about your name to yourself.
You are different narrative to someone else. To someone else you are what they tell themselves about you. Their story to themselves about you is based on the observation and understanding about you. Also part of their story is what they are feeling there and then in the moment of attention, when they are thinking about you.
“There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.” – Oscar Wilde
Names are constructs and we are the constructors.
Our own name is especially interesting. Our own name is special construct because it is ongoing construction of both ourselves and everyone and everything that will ever use it.
Names symbols for assigned meanings and that’s why they are powerful. It is in the human nature to desire power. Power means ability to stay alive and get specified part of this perpetual construction thing done in shorter time. Always shorter time even though time exists in the present.
Somehow we find it especially meaningful to measure time and assign meaning to a time. Time is also construct and a name for the flow of events in the present moment.
Best that we can be is be present and at our best behavior. Best behavior requires all your presence and presence of mind. Sometimes also behavior is not behavior at all.
We have this desire in ourselves. We might feel that we need more. More. Faster. Better. Quicker.
We do not feel adequate. We want something else.
Yet we do not understand that something else is impossible, because we only have now.
We are not who think we are, because or idea of ourselves is different. We should get to know ourselves in the present moment. Understand that the key is not the door. Your name is not the door. Key is to open the door, and then you also need to walk through the door. Usefulness of the door comes from using the door.
Usefulness of the name comes from using the name.
Remember: you on a journey, did you understand it or not. You are constantly moving. You do not need exert yourself. At times you need to exert yourself more than you would like to. All contradictions make sense when you understand at each moment what you need to do now. That is wisdom in action.
You are a passenger on this planet known as earth. What will you do now with this understanding? What will we do? What will you build out of your name? What will we build our of our earth, our home?
Remember impermanence. Home might be home for a day or a century. Yet it is only the gift of moment.
Remember to be grateful.
What ever happens to you is part of the constant, perpetual creation. You are creator and a creation. Remember it is not only you who creates. You are also being created and you also have been given to opportunity to create other peoples lives.
Remember to be grateful of this opportunity. Always say thank you.
Pay attention and notice others. It is about caring first.
Being present, means to notice.
if you do not notice, you do not care.
And you really do care. So please notice.
Forgive for anyone who does mistakes.
Life is not about finding who is guilty. It is about learning to be present in loving and kind way.
Give the present the gift of full attention and presence.
Be you now.