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 39

 Who would make a better dinner guest?

 Today’s quote is titled: THE GUEST

Better to have a thief…, than a liar…, over for dinner…, unquote.

I am the first to admit that I am a liar. But I also admit that I am not one of the best at it. In fact…, I am not good at it at all.

 I am better at telling the truth. I don’t have the proclivity, much less the life in time for lies. 

 Especially today…, with google at your fingertips…, you could be caught telling a lie right there on the spot…. But forget being discovered. The consequence of a lie told could be serious and long lasting. 

Lies have caused reputations to be destroyed…, sometimes irreparably so. Relationships could be fractured or permanently broken.

 Such lies and many others like them may be beyond the reach of google at the time…, and the damage could be felt or manifested long before the light of the truth reveals them. 

 In some unfortunate instances…, lies are revealed and the immediate consequences are felt long before dinner is over or soon after. You may know of or had this experience yourself. 

You or someone you know, may have been a victim of a lie told over dinner or elsewhere. But it doesn’t matter, right? A lie is a lie …, no matter where or when it is told.

 On the other hand, you may very well enjoy the company of a thief throughout the evening and until you bid goodnight. When soon after it is discovered that something is missing. But you will eventually know that the thing is missing and who may be the culprit…, the first suspect…, your dinner guest, of course. It may be something retrievable or something replaceable. Be it of no great consequence or something of value, perhaps of great sentimental value. But you will know. You will know not to have that person over for dinner ever again and that way, not have to worry about sticky fingers. 

 But a lie can linger, and its effect felt for years to come whether you have that person over for dinner again or not. 

 Sometimes not knowing can cause anxiety and fear. But we must tear through those veils if we are to make the next steps.

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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