Welcome to season 2…, Mindful Quotes, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. A series of my own fresh and original inspirational quotes…. Of course, we can all benefit from being inspired…, and many of us have our favorite quote. 

Some of you may be searching for yours…. That one quote that inspires you to be a better, healthier, and happier You…. Of course, Success as well…, embodies these attributes. 

There is a quote here for almost everyone. Listen for yours.

Hello. I am William Garcia, Philosopher, author of the book titled, Now O’ Clock. Being Mindful, it Always is, and…, your host.

Being a Mindfulness practitioner…, and before I open with the quote of this day, I invite you to join me in a mindfulness affirmation… Ready…. First…, take a deep breath with me…. That felt good, right? Now…, repeat after me…, It is Now O’ Clock…. I am… I am here … I am here now… I am open to be inspired.  

Now…, let’s take another deep breath.

Of course…, you can affirm your mindfulness and do the breathing exercise on your own or with someone else, and I strongly recommend you do. Make it at least a twice daily routine. But if you also want to do it with me…, let’s do it.

 I believe this mindfulness affirmation will help tune your sense of presence…, your mindful sense of presence in the only occasion that matters in your life…Now.

It is Now O’ Clock…, time for the quote of this day.

 You’ve heard it before; Tomorrow is not promised to anyone. Now, why would anyone say something that appears so obvious?

Today’s quote is titled: A PENCILED-IN PROMISE

The idea of tomorrow, and it is just an idea, is only a penciled-in promise of an imaginary time to come, Now, is as real as it gets, unquote.

To start, let’s get another obvious out of the way. Tomorrow is not going to get here any sooner than it will, regardless how you may want to make it so. 

When you think about it, tomorrow is not something, or better yet, some Time to wait for. It does not exist in the now…, another obvious. It exists only in your mind as an imagination, your own imagination, yet another obvious, right? 

Furthermore, the idea of waiting for it, is just an idea. “I can’t wait until tomorrow”. We say this without realizing that what we are saying is actually and practically true. Is this obvious to you? 

I know, we say a lot of things just to say them; just because we can speak, and not necessarily because we had given the words any thought. It would seem there is an inexhaustible list of things to say, just to say them.

Anyway, how can we wait for some Time to come when that time is always here? Well, I said it a moment ago. It’s just talk.

 Otherwise, it is not so obvious. What makes it not so obvious is Time’s seamless nature and its relationship to life. That ideas about the past and the future held in the halls of our minds as we are, in the only time that exists, are just that…, ideas. 

That seemingly, all of a sudden, tomorrow does not exist and we know that, only because that awareness could only be had in the present, in the now. 

Would you agree this is not so obvious? I hope so. It is the paradox of Time.

I have said it countless times. Be mindful and aware that you are in the moment, as you are. Let the moment embrace you as it does. Live it, as it allows you, to be.

Remember. Today, yesterday, or tomorrow, It’s Now O’ Clock. Being Mindful, it Always is. 

Tune in next time for the quote of the day…. It may be that one quote you are searching for…. That quote that ignites your passion and gears you up for achievement…, or…, it may be the quote that…, as you journey through life…, illuminates your path…, brings you peace…, love…, and happiness. Share what you find here with someone else. It may be a quote…, that for them…, may set them…, or keep them on a path to a better life.

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