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.

Today’s quote is titled: JUST LIFE 

Life starts with lots of “firsts”. Then, with much of the “same” and then, with many “lasts”. Paradoxically, all along our journey there has always been one “first; the first time we live in this “Now”. It’s just life, and as it always is, Now O’ Clock. Enjoy the moment while it lasts…, unquote. 

The thing about all our firsts, all that seem much of the same, and all the lasts, are that they happen in stages throughout our lives. 

However, there is one very important thing to reflect on regardless of what stage you are in. That one thing is that it all happens in the present, now as I speak, now as you listen, now as we live. 

Then there are those experiences that happened in a past present. Yes, a past present, and yes, there is such a thing. If you need to be reminded, well, the simple reality is that we live and die, or, run out of life, in the present. 

Now, as far as the future is concerned, the only thing we can do is imagine what may come to pass. Hopefully, it will be just one more last, and not the last, at least not just yet. 

Anyway, talking about much of the same…, you know, same shite, different day. That something is the same, has more to do with our minds than the times. It is not so much that there is more of the same as it is our perceptions that they are. 

Remember, and you have heard me say this before…, there is never precise repetition of any Time or any Thing and this includes, being you. In other words, and something else I have said before…, you will always, and I repeat, always, never be the same twice. 

Something else about the present. It will always exist, with or without calendars and Time telling devices. Simply put, life will happen regardless of day, date, or time on any clock. 

Now, this is not to say it is time to throw out the calendars and Time telling devices. It is simply a reminder that whatever it was, or is, it happened or is happening now. Don’t dismiss this as obvious. Because Now cannot be obvious, simply because it is always the first time we are in it. It is the ultimate paradox of Life in Time. There is a lot here to think about.

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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