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.

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Words do matter, right?

Today’s quote is titled:  WORDS

Words are like keys. We use them alone, in combination or sequence to open minds to capture the imagination of those we try to persuade. Choose your words wisely. Speak the truth…, unquote.

Words not only matter…, but they are also powerful and can be used to move others to do “good,” “evil,” or “nothing.” 

 Words like “I love you” and “I’m sorry” …, warms the heart and console…. They bring people together. 

 Also used are hurtful words…, not fit for public discourse…, and by some…, used as weapons of division and destruction. They can start a fight between two people…, or a war between two nations. 

 Similarly, words we all know too well…, bigoted and hateful words…, are still spewed today. Words that are repudiated when used in full text…, like the “N” word, for example. Its use is so egregious that it can get you fired from your job. 

 On the other hand, words used in full text…, fearful words like “Fire” and “Bomb,” can cause panic in certain situations. In fact, you could end up in jail, as a consequence, for using these words.

 Yes…, as you can see…., the Fifth Amendment has its limits. However, I’m glad to say that most of the words we hear and use in everyday discourse are, decent, caring, and loving. The rest, at least for the most part, do no harm.  

 And of course…, it goes without saying…, there are those words that, out of consideration for others, we keep to ourselves…. As you know, some things are better left unsaid.

 In the end…, it is your choice to use words that warm the heart, comfort, console and bring people together. 

 Fortunately …, it is the choice of enough people…, and we can appreciate the difference it makes.

Otherwise, the choice to use words to incite fights, fear, hurt, hate and war…, only causes division and destruction. 

 Listen, it is true…, we are all in this together. There is nowhere else to go. You can’t jump off the planet.

 So…, what is it going to be…, keys or weapons?

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

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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