The most important lesson I want to teach my students is the very same lesson I am trying to teach myself: let go of the past, let go of the future, be in the present.

Be in: notice, acknowledge, appreciate, understand, dwell, exist.

The present: what is happening now, what’s actually happening.

There are many obstacles when it comes to teaching this lesson. They are known. What’s unknown is what it would be like to fully immerse in a single perishable instant of this beautiful and miraculous existence. I hope that I can arrive at this place myself. And I hope that when I get there, I am not alone.

The most important lesson