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 something bad, did not happen to you?
A quote titled: ONE MOMENT. ONE EXPERIENCE
We are always one moment…. one experience away from being happy. Expect it. Expect that today, something good is going to happen to you, or to someone you love, unquote
There are a lot of books and talks about motivation, and one of the most used words, is the word, Positive. You have read or heard me use it a thousand times. Hey, I just used it a moment ago. It is used in the context of being positive about something or someone or having positive expectation about these.
But again, there is so much we could be positive about. For example, we could be positive about getting the job we applied for, sure that we passed the exam we just took, or confident that the test result the doctor ordered would be negative.
But what about the unexpected? There are a million things that can happen that would make us happy or satisfied, and if you are honest with yourself, and upon reflection, you will see that most of the time, you’re good; not necessarily jump-up happy, but good enough for now.
Am I right? I’m sure I am. What I am also sure of, is that most of the time we had no specific expectation of something happening. Life just happened. It is as simple as that.
What I focus about here though, is intentionally expecting that something good is going to happen without having any idea what. But the “what” is not important right now so long as it is good, or at least, not bad. What is important now, is having the expectation; the waiting for something good to happen.
I think of it as casting my fishing line into the water and waiting for a bite and catching a fish. If you have fished before, you know the feeling; the feeling of anticipation for the first bite and waiting for the right moment to set the hook.
For me, even if I had spent hours out there fishing and not caught a fish, the experience of anticipation will not have been a waste of my life-time.
My father told me one day, “every day is a fishing day. But not every day you catch a fish”. But that is all he said. He did not say anything about the experience, the anticipation. Maybe, he did not have to. Because to me, it was still a good day.
So, at the end of any giving day, expecting something good to happen to you or to someone you love, and nothing good or bad happened that day, was a good day. How could it not be? Nothing bad happened, right?
I would rather have a thousand good days than a hundred great days. A thousand good days is a lot of good living; a lot of time living in the present positive tense; A good place to be; A mindful place to be, when Life happens in a way that makes that day a great day; A day that is always just one experience, one moment away from now.
On the other hand, expecting the worst, and it not happening, is a waste of life-time. A waste you can never recover; a waste I hope will shift your perspective about expecting the best instead. I hope I have helped.
Always try to live in the present positive tense. Always awake with the expectation that something will happen that would make you happy. More times than not, it is just around a corner in your mind. Expect it.
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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