In my previous journal, I talked about the fact that we are all, as it turns out, "stuck" in the present moment. I know that's a funny way to say it because the truth is, the realization that life is happening like a movie reel, one frame at a time, is powerfully liberating. There's tremendous freedom when you finally grasp that we are not continuous beings who move from the past flowing through the present and into the future, rather, we are an evolving being, built from the ground up to evolve, and it is all happening right now! This fact also implies a great challenge as the next question you must face is "How fully can I bring myself to this moment right now?" For the new born human organism, the question of course is unnecessary as he or she is completely involved, interested, available and responsive in every moment as it arises. It's as if the infant is walking on the very top of a rapidly spinning wheel, keeping right in stride, not too fast and not too slow but at the very pace that keeps him or her from reeling backwards or being spun off the wheel into the distance ahead. But as you get older, you fall into a kind of sleep state caused by what has been called the "distraction addiction." One drifts off into the cyclical, ongoing rumination of the mind and then seduced by the virtual world with its infinite assortment of little digital screens. Before very long, this condition is no longer at the level of awareness, like the fish who is asked about the meaning of "water"... The fish has no idea what to tell you! It is only when the fish jumps above the wave and looks down does it exclaim, "Is that what I have been living in?"