Sunday, April 26, 2009

right now...

8.50 am; Sunday; 26 April 2009

Bright morning sun shining in and curtains flapping to the light breeze

Delicate scent of oats and raisins simmering on the stove

The kids sharing their morning snack of Honey Stars (and the pleading of the younger sibling "Please give me another aaney star, koko. Last one?")

Just sitting, absorbing and appreciating.

"We can smile, breathe, walk, and eat our meals in a way that allows us to be in touch with the abundance of happiness that is available. We are very good at preparing to live, but not very good at living. We know how to sacrifice ten years for a diploma, and we are willing to work very hard to get a job, a car, a house, and so on. But we have difficulty remembering that we are alive in the present moment, the only moment there is for us to be alive. Every breath we take, every step we make, can be filled with peace, joy, and serenity. We need only to be awake, alive in the present moment."

Thich Nhat Hanh
Peace Is Every Step
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