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Aphorisms from Aa to Zz: Bb July 27, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Humor, Life Balance, Mindfulness.

Be Here Now

To fully embrace this moment, you must let go of the past.

Future plans and past recollections pale in comparison with this moment.

To attend to the moment is to attend to eternity.

It is only possible to live happily-ever-after on a moment-to-moment basis. ~  Margaret Bonnano

Time mastery is life mastery.

Every moment is a celebration, a miracle, a mystery.

Learn to Just Be.  Let life unfold.

Enjoy this moment, it won’t last.

Black & White

Life is not always black and white . . . shades of gray predominate.

What have we missed while labeling things as right or wrong, good or bad,  black or white?

Labels, like all else in life, are subjective and change over time.

Absolute certainty is a privilege of uneducated minds and fanatics. ~ C.J. Keyser

Our unique points of view are a gift.

Embrace ALL with Joy . . . Anything can be a Gift of Gold in Disguise.


What a wonderful life I’ve had!  I only wish I’d realized it sooner. ~ Colette

Recognize the richness of your existence.

Count your blessings. ~  Adage

Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused. ~  Unknown

“It’s all good.” ~ Contemporary Lexicon

Develop an attitude of gratitude.


Breathe, smile, relax.  ~ Spiritual Practice

Follow your breath.   It leads to bliss.

God is the breath inside the breath.  ~ Kabir

Even in the stillness, the cosmos swirls. Even when silence reigns, we hear its heartbeat.

Breathe.  Just Breathe. ~ Anna Nalick


One of the wonderful things about Buddhism is that you don’t have to believe in anything in order to progress on the path of awakened enlightenment. ~ Lama Surya Das

Buddhism is not a matter of faith.  It is a matter of practice. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Try spiritual practice and see for yourself. ~ The Buddha

Buddhism requires on-going application, rather than an initial leap of faith.

Renunciation is the feet of meditation practice; mindfulness and awareness is the heart; faith and devotion is the head.  May we realize these spiritual qualities and progress along the path. ~ Mahamudra Song

Instead of trying to control everyone and everything, Buddhists embrace and relinquish all with joy, through acceptance and non-attachment to specific outcomes and desires.

Let go and let be. ~ Buddhist Maxim

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.  ~ Dr. Seuss



1. cindy - July 28, 2010

“Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work.”
William Arthur Ward

nrhatch - July 28, 2010

Ooh, nice one!

2. Agatha82 - July 28, 2010

The Black and White comment is so true…took me a long time to realise there’s tons of Grey about 🙂

nrhatch - July 28, 2010

The more accepting we are, the less time we must spend cataloging objects, actions, people, and thoughts. : )

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