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.

How many stories are there in your life?

Today’s quote is titled: AN UNFINISHED MANUSCRIPT

Any one Life is filled with at least a million stories contained in an unfinished manuscript encompassing the total sum of knowledge and experiences lived up until this Instant, unquote.

A million stories sound like a lot, right? But it is not. I believe that life lasts but an instant, and because we are always living our entire lives in that same instant, there could be much more than a million stories in just a few years of your life.

So, what constitutes “a” story? To me, a story is the answer to any or all of these: What, When, Who, Where, How, and Why. 

Of course, it does not mean that every story must contain all these elements. 

A story could be anything said about anything, or anyone. It could be a story that is 500 pages long, to as short as one word. That one word need only be the answer to a question. For example, “What, is it”? The answer to which could be, Human. There is your one-word story.

 Here is one of millions of stories in my life, a life spanning at least 6 decades, a very short story.  “I am good enough for now”. This would be my answer to you if you were to ask me how am I doing. That I am good enough for now, would be the story of my life in that moment. 

 If you ran into a mutual friend who asked how I was doing, the story about me would be, that I was being good enough for now. 

 Here are a few other short stories of my life, or that of anyone else, maybe even you. 

Man, it is so hot today. I got work to do. My buddy bought himself a brand-new car. Looking forward to the weekend. I just stayed home and watched a movie. I was stuck in traffic today and it really tested my patience. My favorite MMA fighter won the championship belt. 

 I can go on and on, as you can tell, right?

Still, there are many, many stories in any one life, from the very short, to 1000 pages of content, to stories within a story, or to just a one-word story. Human.

 Obviously, that you are listening to me, simply means your life’s manuscript is still being written and with thousands of stories created and added every day. 

 Keep in mind that an instant is shorter than a second, and that there are 86,400 seconds in a day. Just saying. 

 By the way, after you run out of life, your whole story will never be published. It couldn’t be. There are just too many stories. Maybe, a script of a Eulogy or a synopsis of your life will be written. We will have to be satisfied with that.

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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