Who invented the phrase “feet in the air”? Could it have been the apostles as they looked up as Jesus ascended? Was their last visual memory of their Master “feet in the air”? I’ve been reading about the Jesuits who so often went off to a mission land at a moment’s notice. Probably most members of religious communities have experienced some kind of rapid exit from one place of mission to the doorway of another. I sometimes get caught up in wondering where I’ll be a year from now, six months from now, even a week from now. I dislike the “feet in the air” feeling. If only I’d focus on the present moment, I’d be on terra firma, secure on the ground of being in God.
How do you stay “grounded”? What spiritual benefit resides in living the present moment?