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 fixed anything? When was the last time you thought something needed to be fixed only to find out that it didn’t?

A quote titled: LEAVE IT ALONE

If it ain’t broke, leave it alone. Don’t mess with it, unquote.

The service industry is an indispensable human necessity. It exists to build, replace, and fix things, many of those things we call for.

Forget things for now, and let’s focus on us. Not that we are in any way broken, replaceable or need fixing. There are relative terms; words like psychology, psychiatry and therapist come to mind, and these are as indispensable as the builders, replacers, and fixers of things. 

Here I come to you as neither. I am an author and philosopher; someone who believes he has something to share with you and the world and does it through the written word and this medium (audio podcast); something to share I hope, will be of some value, at some level, to you.

For whatever it was, I have asked myself, from time to time, “what is wrong with you”? This very question begs the question, how do I know something is wrong with me? Is it because I have come to believe there is a standard of thinking and behavior I am supposed to conform to? Is this standard a one size fits all?  

What about the uniqueness of me; the uniqueness of you? I am the only Me there ever was, is, or will ever be, and the same is true for you, right?

It is impossible that there be A standard. There is a million ways to think and another million ways to behave that is already harmonious. 

Most people, and this has been evident over thousands of years, have been getting along and not necessarily being kind or loving to each other. While just as important, is living and letting live; just doing no harm. It is mostly, how we still live, and that is a good thing. 

I do not have to love my fellow human or be kind. I do not have to love or be kind to you. What I should do, and have been doing all my life, is letting people be as they are and doing them, no harm. It is the least I could do. But I usually do more. I am usually kind and loving.

Of course, there is no such thing as too much loving and kindness, and at least, doing no harm is fertile ground to plant the seeds of love and kindness. 

If doing no harm is the least I can expect of you, it would be what allows me to be in your space and be loving and kind to you. 

That is how strangers become friends, associates, partners, and yes, lovers. If I am confident that the dog would not bite me, I may pet it, right? It may be what make me want to get a dog.

I don’t know. I’m just thinking about, and asking questions. 

By the way, do I sound like a good guy to you? Having listened to me, does it sound like I need fixing? Who knows? 

Still, I have my episodes from time to time, and I am sure you have them too. It is just that we have our own way of managing them, right?

However, those of you who face challenges that are more than episodic and are receiving help and guidance from a health professional, please continue to help them, help you.

Meanwhile, let us all continue doing what we have been doing…, living along, and getting along.

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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