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 36

Too often, the opportunity to be human, if only for goodness’ sake, gets lost in the daily rush of life.

Today’s quote is titled: MISSED MOMENTS

Missed moments are lost forever, and this loss is a very high price to pay for living past each other without loving and caring, or just being human for goodness’ sake…, unquote.

You know…, sometimes it seems to me …, that we need be reminded to be what we are…, to be human. Furthermore, I don’t recall a time in my life when the word, human, was used more often than it does these days. 

 Today…, being human almost seem like a thing, or a trend…, something fashionable. It is like it had become outdated or out of style and is now coming back. But the timing doesn’t seem right when the prevailing trend is living during times when so many are, too often, constantly distracted, in a hurry or running late. 

 It is easy to see why we need to be reminded all the time. Think about this…, if we become less human…, then what do we become more of? I don’t know about you…, but the possible answer or answers, worry me.

 Another word I see and hear, now, more than ever…, is the word kind or kindness. This too, is something else we are reminded to be, and perhaps for the same reasons we are reminded to be human. 

 I can understand kind and kindness. But being human means all kinds of things. To begin with…, humans do not have to be kind. Fortunately, enough of us are. Like any other choice, enough of us have made the choice to be kind. 

 On the other hand, because so many have chosen not to be kind…, I can understand needing to be reminded to be kind. 

Here too…, the timing seems to be off…, and I can see why it is easier to be apathetic. Keeping up with the times has a price…, a very high price.

 So, in the spirit of paying it forward…, I remind you to be human and mindful to be kind. Start with being kind to yourself. People who are…, usually pay it forward.

 In the meantime, and for those who are kind and mindful humans…, don’t despair. There are more of us than there are of them. Continue to remind them to be human…, to be kind. It’s worth it. 

 Meanwhile…, and as you live along…, fill your life with beautiful memories.

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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