Note to Self:

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Life In The Present

I'm not sure where I found this image (I like to give credit)...one page led to the next and then the next...you know the drill. Anyhow, this image stopped me in my tracks (or at last in my surf). I try to live simply in many aspects but I often still feel I'm just rushing (or walking or biking) from one thing to the next...arrr, the angst of modern life. Anyhow, it made me remember that the moments in between the big things are the real life, the mundane things...I just have to keep remembering this: life is in the present, no matter what the present may offer.

"People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child -- our own two eyes. All is a miracle."

"Life can be found only in the present moment. The past is gone, the future is not yet here, and if we do not go back to ourselves in the present moment, we cannot be in touch with life."

"Life is available only in the present moment."

--Thich Nhat Hanh
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