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 64

I may be paraphrasing here. But who was it that said, “You don’t miss something until you lose it”?

Today’s quote is titled: GRANTED

“However long it lasts, nothing lasts forever. Be careful who or what you take for granted, unquote.

We live in times when it is so easy to take things or people for granted, and what I believe makes it so easy, is the crazy times we live in.

Well, what to expect when an ordinary day today is one during which there is so much going on, so fast, and all at the same time…, all the time. Talk about La Vida Loca.

 To make matters worse, there is no sign of it slowing down.

But…, is this a reason or an excuse for taking things or people for granted? I guess it could be both, but I am still not sure.

So, let’s see…, and I hear this a lot, “I don’t have the time. Besides, I am very tired”, or “let’s do lunch”, but set no date or time, much less a place.

I have been guilty of saying the same things. But I am also mindful that, if I really wanted to…, I could do these things.

So again, it is a matter of choice, right? On the other hand, it could be the degree of interest in the thing that moves us to choose to do the thing.

Interest may be what moves us to do or not do the thing, regardless of Time or how tired we may be.

Some things we know deep inside, things we know we should do and could, if we really wanted to…, but we don’t. This is an excuse; something or someone taken for granted.

Then there are the things to do or the people we would like to be with, if only for a short visit. But the thing is beyond our reach in one way or the other. Then they are the people we should connect with personally, but they are far away or otherwise occupied. These are reasons.

Well, an excuse is just that…, an excuse. So, let your conscience be your guide. But allow it to be grateful, more often than you do now. You can do this, right? Come on, of course you can.

Reasons on the other hand could be mitigated with at least an email, text, a call, or face time or whatever else there is out there. There is time and energy for that, right? Of course, there is. Having said that, don’t take for granted what you just listened to.

Oh! By the way, there is irony in being able to use instruments mostly available in cyberspace, some of the drivers of La Vida Loca, to mitigate reasons why we cannot be with the people we would like to be with, if only for a short while.

Remember the Drift plan I talked about in episode 54? Reflect on it. You may experience a shift in perspective.

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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