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.

“I wish I had thought of that” or, “why didn’t I think of that” or, “it just didn’t come to mind”. Have you ever thought of, or said these words? 

Now, why is that? Is there a way to be more thoughtful when we need to?

Today’s quote is titled: THE BEST THOUGHTS

Being as you are in the Now, makes it easier for you to pay attention to what it is you’re experiencing. This moment of Mindfulness may be all the Time you need for the best thoughts to occur, allowing for a better, or at least a different course of action, unquote. 

First things first…. Presence. Nothing happens without it. We can’t “be” without it.  In other words, nothing happens outside the Now. We can’t exist outside the Now.

I can almost hear you thinking. But please do not dismiss this thought as obvious. I say this because it is easy to do, and of course, what makes it easy is the innate ability we have as intelligent beings, to think. But thinking is an exercise of the mind, and it requires effort, and now more than ever, attention and intention. 

It is because there is so much about life and living, we do not have to think about. Routine sets in, and we go into auto pilot mode. It is the mind being efficient, and normally, that is a good thing.

Then there are those times and situations when we have after-thoughts. Remember saying, “now why did I not think of that”? Does this sound like you? It sure sounds like me. 

Anyway, let’s go back to Presence, the only, and most important time of our lives. In it, the words, “after” and “before” do not suggest presence; they cannot, right? 

That being as it is, the “present” is the only time we can “be”; the only time we can “do”, and of course, we must first “be” before we can “do”. 

So, it is important that we be mindful of our own being in the now. It is in that moment of mindfulness when the best thoughts occur; those thoughts that moves us to pay attention with intention so that we may choose, a better, or at least a different course of action during those times and situations when we most need to. 

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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