Thankful Thursdays...for Thich Nhat Hanh and Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Being in the present is something I continue to work on. When I started taking yoga classes years ago, during savasana, my instructor encouraged us to clear our minds of all thoughts. Stop thinking about what errand we had to run later or what we wanted to cook for dinner. I was a miserable failure at that.
Over the years, I’ve tried meditating and being in the present without much luck. I continue to be a work in progress.
With mindfulness, you can establish yourself in the present in order to touch the wonders of life that are available in that moment. Thich Nhat Hanh
I have Ron and Alexandra Seigel , their posts on mindfulness and their introducing me to the quotes of Thich Nhat Hanh to thank for nudging me back on the mindfulness track.
When things aren’t going exactly as I’d planned or thought they would go, I reach for my yoga breaths and enjoy what is...not what should be.
Life is short and as much as we’d like to control every instant of it, we cannot. What we can do is learn to enjoy what has been presented to us.
Here are two posts from Ron and Alexandra that you might enjoy:
People sacrifice the present for the future. But life is available only in the present. That is why we should walk in such a way that every step can bring us to the here and the now. Thich Nhat Hanh