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.

Episode 37

Meanwhile…, and as you live along…, fill your life with beautiful memories.

 Today’s quote is titled: BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES

A house is not a Home. A brain is not a Mind. What you fill them with makes all the difference in the world. Fill them with beautiful memories…, unquote. 

 This is easy to relate to, right?

Our homes were first empty houses that we proceeded to fill with stuff. And a lot of that stuff became family mementos with sentimental values. 

 Then, over the years we start talking about stuff to get rid of. Maybe, it is to clear out the clutter…, or maybe just an excuse to get new stuff.  The decision is made easy though…, knowing that the salvation army is just a call away. They will come to the house and pick up your stuff…. a charitable act indeed …, and that’s a good thing. 

 Then there are the family times…, the ups and downs…, the good times and the not so good times…, the love, the care, and the happiness…, what became beautiful memories. Home sweet home.

 The brain is similar in that, relatively speaking, it was empty when we were born…. and with time, learning and experiencing many new things…, many firsts…, our minds absorbed it all as it expanded with continued learning and experiences. Childhood experiences that became beautiful memories. Beautiful memories that were not of our own design. We just lived like the children we were. Eat, play, and sleep.  rinse and repeat. 

Then the time came for us to venture into the world…, a world that was not home…, a world we had to learn to navigate…, people we had to get along with and learn to trust.  

But most importantly, we had to discover who we are and our place in the world. 

 We had to continue to develop our minds through education and experience to find ourselves…, something we learned is a lifelong quest …. a journey during which we had to choose to hold on to somethings and some people…. 

 We had to learn to hold on to the beautiful memories and to let go of the rest…. To hold on to beautiful people and to avoid the rest. 

 We had to find our life’s balance. We had to mind our mind. 

 We are in a new place and time now…, a new home…, a new mindset…, a new place and time making and collecting beautiful memories…. A lifelong journey.

 For however long your journey has been so far…, how have you been? Any concerns about growing old?

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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