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 67

It is easy to criticize or, otherwise, ignore the trials and tribulations of others.

Today’s quote is titled: YOUR FRONT DOOR

It is one thing to know that the Devil is out there somewhere. It is quite another for him to knock on your front door and ask for you by name. Meanwhile, do not judge, have empathy, unquote.

There is a lesson here to be learned or what I prefer to call, A Wake-up course in awareness to sit in on. I rather believe the latter is more applicable to this talk. Too often we don’t even realize we are in the thick of a stupor-like trance in the times we live in. We are almost desensitized by what is a new normal.

Just for a second, imagine me being insensitive to you, and you to me, and everyone to everyone else? That would be terrifying, right?

Fortunately, we are not there, and I can only hope we never are.

What is not so terrifying yet, is the seemingly prevailing attitude that, so long as it is not in my back yard or happening to me or to someone I love or care about, I don’t have to deal with it…, that’s their problem. They should or could have avoided what happened to them.

People say this without knowing the whole story or not being able to imagine what they would have or could have done in a similar situation.

 When it is all said and done, and we hear it all the time, they are in our thoughts and prayers. These days, saying, this has become cliché. It has become something people impulsively say; something mostly detached from emotions. If you are one of these people, please reflect on what I just said. Please.

Life can happen in the same or similar way to us or to someone we love.

I am sure I have encountered people not knowing what scars they carry…, scars that are invisible. Scars that are not spoken about in casual conversation.

Just the same, I have my own and don’t talk about them. I am sure you have yours too.

For this reason, we should all reawaken our sensitivities to ourselves and others, and not let the times we live in devalue them. We should not lose our empathy for others, neither should we judge them.

For all I know, the Devil may have cruised through my neighborhood but did not knock on my front door.

One day we or someone we love may need someone else’s empathy. We have it to give and will appreciate when it is given.

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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