As many of you who follow our blog know, we are big proponents of mindfulness. It is a practice we embrace daily. And we keep practicing as it easy to be distracted in a thousand and one directions. When that happens, one of us reminds the other to FOCUS! As Thich Nhat Hanh points in the quote below, we are good at preparing to live, but not good at living.
“We can smile, breathe, walk, and eat our meals in a way that allows us to be in touch with the abundance of happiness that is available. We are very good at preparing to live, but not very good at living.
We know how to sacrifice ten years for a diploma, and we are willing to work very hard to get a job, a car, a house, and so on. But we have difficulty remembering that we are alive in the present moment, the only moment there is for us to be alive.
Every breath we take, every step we make, can be filled with peace, joy, and serenity. We need only to be awake, alive in the present moment.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
Wishing you a wonderful Monday awake and alive in the present moment!