March 11, 2010
Meditation Inspiration: Rent
An award-winning Broadway musical about starving artists and HIV may seem a strange place to take inspiration for meditation, but Rent has inspired me nonetheless.
Reading through Stephen Levine's book, A Year to Live, I was reminded of the song/line from Rent "No day but today." I quickly scribbled it on a piece of paper and hung it by my bedside where I see it when I wake up.
More lines from the song:
There's only now
There's only here
Give in to love
Or live in fear
What this song means to me is not that I can't plan or prepare for the future, but that I should both be conscious of where I am and what I'm doing in this current moment, and should remember to find joy in it.
What unexpected places do you draw inspiration from?