Most of us live holding to the past or looking to the future with little time being focused on the now. We seldom stop long enough to be grateful for life and all that has brought us to the experience of now. Yet, this moment of life is all we can be sure we have. If we learn to be gratefully present to every moment we can reflect a message of courageous presence and creative acceptance no matter what the moment brings.
I will praise the name of God with a song and will magnify God with thanksgiving.
Do you make it a habit to be at peace and present to your day? Focus on the people and things present to you today? Try not to brood over past issues and worry about future happenings. Cherish the moment.
In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds!
So great is your power
Come and see what God has done,
How awesome God’s works on our behalf!”
Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
God is always coming to you in the Sacrament of the Present Moment. Meet and receive God there with gratitude in that sacrament.
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
Animals are fully present. Through their unconditional acceptance of each moment they can sometimes draw even us into it.
Most people treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle that they need to overcome. Since the present moment is life itself, it is an insane way to live.
Do not ruin today with mourning tomorrow.
Catherynne M. Valente
Your life requires your mindful presence in order to live it. Be here now.