Friday, April 5, 2013

The Movie Screen

Painting: Yago (Dublin, 2012)

What is the Now?

The Now is not a single moment in a movie, sandwiched in-between a "past" and "future" moment.

The Now is the entire movie screen, which allows the whole movie to play itself out. Time passes in the movie, and locations change, people are born and die, but the movie screen itself is always deeply at rest, constant, unchangeable, unfindable within the movie, unborn and undying, and wide open to what happens. It is pure capacity.

You are not 'in' or 'out' of the Now. You ARE the Now, the unlimited capacity for all of life.

Jeff Foster