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It’s The Moment That Matters March 14, 2013

Posted by nrhatch in Life Balance, Meditation, Mindfulness.

Big-BenInstead of peering into the swirling mist to discern our Purpose, we can seek the purpose of each encounter by asking what we can bring to THIS moment.

Just letting people know they are loved and heard and not alone is incredibly important.  Do it daily.

There are no insignificant decisions.  Deciding to follow your feet out of bed in the morning is momentous.  We impact others in a myriad of unseen ways.

Don’t miss the roses blooming in the garden by focusing on the thorns.


We are, each of us, a fire, a flame.  No two flicker the same.  We burn at our own speed and in our own time.

Ignited with passion, we mesmerize.  And energize.  We warm the hearts of those around us and spread light and love to all we meet.

It’s the moment that matters.  We miss it if we fail to maintain our awareness of who and where we are.

Unity ~ Monica Stewartb

Follow your breath.

It’s our connection to the wisdom within . . . the moving spirit that lights our way.

Here.  Now.

Aah. . . that’s better!

Quote to Ponder:  The journey between what you once were and who you are now becoming is where the dance of life really takes place.  ~ Barbara DeAngelis

Artwork by Monica Stewart . . . “Unity”

Related post:  The Land of In-Between (Kate Shrewsday)


1. Tom (Aquatom1968) - March 14, 2013

I like the idea that everything we do is important, Nancy.

nrhatch - March 14, 2013

Each choice we make is also a decision NOT to pursue a myriad of other possibilities. Of course, if I think about that “too much,” I tend to FREEZE in my tracks. 😯

Tom (Aquatom1968) - March 14, 2013

Ah, me too… me too! 🙂

nrhatch - March 14, 2013

Kate’s most recent post about the liminal forest ties in with these choices we must make . . .

In the melting away of the known, a new way of being is born.

2. Crowing Crone Joss - March 14, 2013

wonderful wise words to begin each day with.

nrhatch - March 14, 2013

Thanks, Joss. I’ve been reading through journals (from around the time I stopped practicing law) and found these thoughts swirling about.

Crowing Crone Joss - March 14, 2013

I love doing that, it’s kind of like mining for gold and I’m often amazed at the words that flowed through me as I look back.

nrhatch - March 14, 2013

Yes! The nuggets of wisdom that have flowed through my life would make me RICH beyond measure . . . if I could just hang on to them. 😉

nrhatch - March 14, 2013

After posting this, I read Kate’s post about the liminal forest:

I experienced the sort of passage Kate describes when I left home and entered college and also when I left the practice of law without knowing what I might do next.

Both times, the known faded away and doubt rose up. And in the melting away of the known, a new way of being was born.

Crowing Crone Joss - March 14, 2013

on my way to visit.

3. wisejourney - March 14, 2013

Certainly pondering the quote. Thank you

nrhatch - March 14, 2013

You might enjoy Kate’s most recent post ~ The Land of In-Between:


4. suzicate - March 14, 2013

Beautiful sentiments, Nancy.

nrhatch - March 14, 2013

Here’s to the dance of life! 😀

5. SidevieW - March 14, 2013

Were you ever that person and will you ever be the person, or are you just the ongoing change?

nrhatch - March 14, 2013

That’s an awesome question, Sidey. Well worth pondering.

SidevieW - March 14, 2013

Ponder away, i’m off to enjoy being the moving point between states

nrhatch - March 14, 2013

Guess that makes you a “moving target.” 😉

6. spilledinkguy - March 14, 2013

Wow… that’s really nice, Nancy!
Totally inspirational-like!

nrhatch - March 14, 2013

Yay! Glad you enjoyed.

7. deanabo - March 14, 2013

Very wise words!

nrhatch - March 14, 2013

Thanks, deana!

8. Piglet in Portugal - March 14, 2013

Love the quote NAncy…so true!

nrhatch - March 14, 2013

Here’s to the dance of life! 😀

9. Andra Watkins - March 14, 2013

I hope I never stop being a moving target……

nrhatch - March 14, 2013

Dance on!

10. barb19 - March 14, 2013

As humans, we tend to complicate most things we do, so these are wise words Nancy, and it’s the way animals are; we should be taking a leaf out of their book!. Live simple and see the beauty and joy that surrounds us. It’s remembering that’s the problem!

nrhatch - March 14, 2013

Dogs are especially talented at bringing the best of themselves to every encounter . . . with full butt wags!!! 😀

11. sweetdaysundertheoaks - March 14, 2013

Love the quote! The dance of life. I want to dance through the rest of my life and be happy.. 🙂

nrhatch - March 14, 2013

That’s a good way to be! :mrgreen:

12. shreejacob - March 14, 2013

Oh..I loved each and every line of this post!!! Thank you 🙂

nrhatch - March 14, 2013

Thank you, Shree. That’s lovely to hear.

13. kateshrewsday - March 15, 2013

Yup: the now is a very powerful thing, Nancy 🙂

nrhatch - March 15, 2013

Except when we’re recoiling in horror from the “WTF? IS.” 😛

14. colonialist - March 15, 2013

Yip. In a half-asleep mode I showed not-yet-two J the remote button on the bedroom TV this morning. The consequences are likely to be very far-reaching! 🙂

nrhatch - March 15, 2013

Bwahaha! In the parlance of hardware . . . you’re screwed! in the parlance of software . . . you’re toast! 😆

colonialist - March 15, 2013

I am truly the architect of my own misfortune!

nrhatch - March 15, 2013

You shall have to write compose an “awful” poem to commemorate the consequences.

15. Pocket Perspectives - March 15, 2013

What reassuring words and ideas…I’ve been a bit discouraged today and they provided a much welcomed boost.

nrhatch - March 15, 2013

I’m glad they provided a boost. Hope you feel more upbeat now.

16. 2e0mca - March 15, 2013

This month we had that most difficult of decisions – which secondary school should our child go to. We had (almost unique this) a choice between a long established school with a good record of performance vs a totally new school where our Son would be one of the first ever pupils, That is such a difficult choice. We’ve given him his head… He’s going to the new school – it’s an oportunity to.. well, I’m not sure what too… but…

nrhatch - March 15, 2013

The choice of which school is tough . . . it’s great that you asked your son for his thoughts. Fingers crossed that everyone is delighted with the choice.

17. jannatwrites - March 16, 2013

I like the idea that each moment is an opportunity to reach others. I do think that everything we say and do has the potential to encourage, inspire or just let people know they matter.

nrhatch - March 16, 2013

Discouraging is deflating . . . encouraging is inflating. 😀

18. Three Well Beings - March 16, 2013

I really like the Barbara DeAngelis quote. This definitely fits Kate’s “in between” post. I do love to think of the process of change as a journey of transitioning, and that can be very exciting. I love that we aren’t static beings! Monica Stewart’s artwork is fabulous!

nrhatch - March 16, 2013

No matter what we do, we’ve never done the exact thing before ~ because even if IT is the same . . . we’re NOT.

That print is on sale on her site. I think it’s gorgeous.

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