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.

Eposode 34

Today’s quote is titled: IS

If this” and “if that”, does not change “this is” and “that is’ “Is” will always beat “If…, unquote.

Listen…, before I learned how acceptance could give me peace of mind…, I was just If-Ing around about all kinds of things. If this and if that…, and if that and if this. You Know…, just If-Ing around.

It is the wishing away of a present reality and knowing that it was just a wish…, not something that changes anything. 

But…, it cost nothing to wish, right? Except, if you only had 3 wishes to make. Listen…, it is fantasy land where the answer to many of these wishes live. So…, why not bring in the Genie in a bottle. 

Still…,I hear you…. Sometimes…, it is good to fantasize….to wish. I still do. It is a welcome mental respite from the speed and the relentless distractions that keeps us off balance and catching our breaths. It is the times we live in.

However…, the If-ing around I am talking about now…, are things that we should accept simply because we cannot change them…, or change them as much as we may need them to be different.

Of course…, we should change what we can. But…, at some point we need to accept the reality that, in life, some things are what they are.

One of my favorite Mixed Martial Artist…, a young man, is often enough quoted on TV as saying…, It is what it is…. I say it, and I am sure you do too. It is a nugget of wisdom…. words anyone can repeat… But more importantly…, words worth pondering.

 One day someone else…, maybe you…, will be quoted as saying…, Is Always Beat If…, words I have pondered…. Words you may want to ponder. 

Words do matter, right?

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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