Gate 20: The Gate of the Now
There is no past or future for the Gate of the Now. There is only the moment: the here and the now. This is both a blessing and a burden. You have no problem understanding what needs to be done at a given moment, and your actions possess transformative power. By the same token, dissolving into the present keeps you from planning for the future or being able to analyze the past. If not tied to action, Gate 20 is more of a verbal gate. Individuals with this gate cannot anticipate exactly what they are going to say until they have said it. These are words or actions that just come out in the moment. That’s how people like this take in life.