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.

 When was the last time you were faced with the choice of having to forgive someone who had wronged you, or to grant the wrong, continued life? 

Today’s quote is titled: FORGIVENESS

Forgiveness is one of the most precious gifts that can be shared by the forgiver and the forgiven. Start with forgiving your Self. You deserve it. The world needs more of it, unquote.

Like most of you out there, I have been wronged by others and felt deeply about whether to forgive or not. Especially, when asked for forgiveness, it made my decision that much more heartful. 

Was the apology sincere, or just convenient? How would I know for sure? Did I need to be sure? 

Today, I am a little wiser, but it does not mean that I was ever a forgiver. It only means, that at least back then, and on different occasions, I would do either of three things. I would forgive some of the wrongs against me, ignore others and simply let go of the rest. Of course, here I am suggesting that wrongs were of varying degrees.

 Now, where wisdom comes into play in my life, is more about me than the wrong or the wrong doer. It is about me being light on my feet as I journey through life, my life. It is about the next step into the newness of the moment with my heart and mind free from the weight of past transgressions against me. It is about me loving Me enough to make the new moment fully new.

To accomplish this, I needed to be mindful of, and aware, that indecision to forgive did not fit into my new moments; that it weighed on my mind, body and soul. That it was a self-imposed affliction. 

I needed to love me and the only way I could, was to not grant continued life to the wrongs against me. It would be to allow that life to reside in me even when it may no longer reside in the life of the wrong doer; a wrong doer who may very well be apologetically sincere and in search for acceptance so that their new moment would also be fully new; fully new for the forgiver and the forgiven; fully new for the world. 

I would be wise to not presume otherwise, simply because I also, was, at one time or another, a repentant wrong doer in need of forgiveness and acceptance. 

Listen, we may be, to one degree, and at one time or another, wrong doers, sincerely apologetic, forgivers and forgiven. 

We are all in the here and now and searching for meaning in our own lives; in the new moments we live in; new moments free of regrets and full of peace, love and positive expectation.

In the end, and yes, forgiveness is indeed one of the most precious gifts I could give myself, others, and the world. But what gives life to that forgiveness, is the new moment I now live in. The new moment you and the world live in. This new moment we all live in…,Now.

It’s Now O’ Clock. Time to forgive. Time to share forgiveness.

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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