” Small voice, what lies ahead?” I ask.
“I’m not a fortune teller,” small voice says. “I am a now-sayer.”
“Yes, I draw your attention to what’s here right now.”
“But I want to know what lies ahead,” I say.
“What lies ahead depends
on how aware you are of the present moment.”
“Can I discover what lies ahead
by being aware of the present moment?” I ask.
“You can become aware of the next step,”
small voice says.
“Only the next step?
That’s not what I had in mind,” I say.
“I know,” small voice says,
“The mind is never satisfied with ‘only’
and always wants more.”
“So we’re back to that,” I say.
Small voice nods.
I shake my head. “You’ve shifted
from getting the last word to getting the last nod,” I say.