What does that mean, the magnanimous now? For me it is the vast space of the open road. It is the beginning, the creator of all that is and the potential back of manifestation. It is also the resting place of quiet, like a pond in the early morning when the fog and mist are one. It is the place of contemplation and receptivity to what reveals itself. It is true. All things are to be found in the present, in the magnanimous now. How do we go there? How do we slow ourselves enough to go, and where is it that we go in search? Within. We each carry the magnanimous now within. There is no physical place. There is no need to go anywhere or do something that feels a task; another thing to list or ping us to remind. No. Life is designed to support us, to hold us, and to carry us along the way, wherever we go, regardless of the path we travel en route. It simplifies the steps reducing the many to the one: turn toward.
Turning toward, or leaning in, asks only that we pause, close our eyes and acknowledge what is presented to us in that quiet clarity, be it our alignment or resistance or gratitude or our behavior or the overwhelming swinging of our thoughts. Turning toward is but consciously taking a moment and allowing the Holy to enter. When we practice going within and sitting with the Holy, we gain access to vast awareness; we gain access to the answers before the question has been asked. We are magicians who sit and learn from the truth of life until the alchemy creates the One.
Let us lean-in to ourselves and hear the message that is being offered in the space of the magnanimous now. It is in that space that we come to know peace, that we encounter our joy, and that we find true freedom.
May we be free.