September 25

Reflection

Spiritual teachers tell us to live in the present moment, to be steeped in the blessings of the now. At any moment of life it is all we can be sure we have. Time slips away and only the present moment is what is real. “Today is yesterday’s tomorrow”. It is a reminder that life is precious. To rush busily through our days without noticing the unfolding of the seasons, the maturing of children, the changes in loved ones is to miss precious moments which will not come again. The transition times of the seasons are good reminders that we need to savor life and not let it slip away

Prayer

This is the day the lord has made; let us be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

Action

Today try to enjoy the present moment.

Suggested Reading

Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself.
Matthew 6:34

Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.
Mother Teresa

Remember the past with gratitude. Live the present with enthusiasm. Look forward to the future with confidence.
Pope John Paul II

There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live.
Dalai Lama

It is through gratitude for the present moment that the spiritual dimension of life opens up.
Eckhart Tolle

The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.
Abraham Maslow

The present moment, if you think about it, is the only time there is. No matter what time it is, it is always now.
Marianne Williamson

God is always coming to you in the Sacrament of the Present Moment. Meet and receive Him there with gratitude in that sacrament.
Evelyn Underhill

Usually, people have a tendency to be caught in the worries concerning the future or in the regret concerning the past. There is some kind of energy that is pushing them to run, and they are not able to establish themselves in the present moment.
Thich Nhat Hanh 

The best gift we can have is living in the present moment and really enjoying it for what it is; and, not being in our heads and getting sidetracked.
Amy Smart

Forever is composed of nows.
Emily Dickinson

Be Here Now.
Ram Dass

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