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Where Peace & Joy Reside March 15, 2016

Posted by nrhatch in Meditation, Mindfulness.
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Meditation trains the mind not to dwell in the past or the future, but to live in the eternal NOW.

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Here + Now => where peace and joy reside!

When we put peace of mind ahead of all else, we discover the power that lies within.Β ~ Joseph V. Bailey

Aah . . . that’s better!

Related: Β The Pursuit of Happiness

 

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1. Jill Weatherholt - March 15, 2016

So true, Nancy!

nrhatch - March 15, 2016

NOW is such a relaxing place to BE!

2. NancyTex - March 15, 2016

Couldn’t agree more!

nrhatch - March 15, 2016

To NOW!

3. Under the Oaks - March 15, 2016

I am with you on the NOW… as soon as I get the worker dudes out of the house for good πŸ˜€

nrhatch - March 15, 2016

Stop feeding and watering them, Pix ~> you’ll soon see the back of them! πŸ˜›

4. colonialist - March 15, 2016

*gloomily* Of course, you get a person who puts giving a piece of his mind above all else and needs chiding with, ‘Now, now!'[

nrhatch - March 15, 2016

Haha! Now . . . see Here! πŸ˜›

5. Piglove - March 15, 2016

Love this my friend. So very true! XOXO – Bacon

nrhatch - March 15, 2016

Have a wonderful day filled with mindful moments!

6. Morgan - March 15, 2016

I do love that…the Eternal Now πŸ˜‰ You may find me using that ..I do hope you wont mind? Thanks Ever So for Inspiring me today!

nrhatch - March 15, 2016

Not a bit. Borrow away . . . I’m sure I did. πŸ˜€

Morgan - March 15, 2016

I just posted the Haiku you Inspired and linked back to your post πŸ˜‰ Thanks Ever So Much! Just so beautiful a notion !!

nrhatch - March 15, 2016

Glad it resonated with you, Morgan. We know what we need.

7. Kate @ Did That Just Happen? - March 15, 2016

So true – love it!

nrhatch - March 15, 2016

To Peace . . . Here, Now!

8. L. Marie - March 15, 2016

Very true. And that’s what I’m trying to do–be present in the now.

nrhatch - March 15, 2016

The more we live in the Now, the less inclined we are to leave.

9. anotherday2paradise - March 15, 2016

Love this reminder, Nancy. πŸ™‚

nrhatch - March 15, 2016

Peace amid the chaos ~> PRICELESS!

10. Carol Ferenc - March 15, 2016

We should all stay where peace and joy reside. Love this, Nancy.

nrhatch - March 15, 2016

Sometimes I’m surprised to find “calm” amid chaos. But I’ve never failed to sense perennial peace . . . if I remember to look within.

Carol Ferenc - March 15, 2016

Yes, it’s all about choosing to find the peace.

11. Val Boyko - March 15, 2016

“Being Now” is cheaper and better than any vacation that’s for sure 😊

nrhatch - March 15, 2016

Less fattening too! πŸ˜›

Val Boyko - March 15, 2016

True indeed!!

12. viviankirkfield - March 15, 2016

Life gets so busy…but we can protect ourselves by keeping focused on being in the now. I know I can always find a bit of peace when I visit your blog, Nancy. πŸ˜‰ Actually, I’m in the middle of a bit of busyness right now…on a whim…and to honor Dr. Seuss and his bet with Bennett Cerf many years ago, I’ve put together a #50PreciousWords writing challenge…there are already over 90 entries…I’m blown away by the enthusiasm on the part of children’s writers to try to write a story in 50 words or less. The deadline is Friday. If you have the time, I’d love for you to come and check it out. πŸ™‚

nrhatch - March 15, 2016

I scrolled through some of the submissions . . . you’ll have your work cut out for you trying to pick winners by Saturday!

So glad you had such a good response to your Dr. Seuss tribute contest.

viviankirkfield - March 15, 2016

Yes, you are right, Nancy…I do have my work cut out for me. But it’s a thrill to see the enthusiasm. πŸ˜‰

13. BunKaryudo - March 16, 2016

I’ve often heard it said that people are so busy chasing after things they hope for in the future, they don’t take time to appreciate the present. I fall into this trap all the time myself. I’m now going to sit quietly for a bit and try to enjoy the moment.

nrhatch - March 17, 2016

That’s the ticket! Sit still and just be . . . happy!

The greatest waste is when they’re chasing after things they don’t even really want to impress people they don’t even really like.

BunKaryudo - March 17, 2016

That’s a great way to put it! It’s so true too.

nrhatch - March 17, 2016

Thanks, Bun. In addition, decisions are often fear-based . . . people say “yes” to activities and invites that don’t appeal because of FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out).

If they stepped back far enough, they’d see they wouldn’t be missing a thing. πŸ˜›

14. Behind the Story - March 16, 2016

Thanks for the reminder to take a moment and appreciate NOW.

nrhatch - March 17, 2016

Embracing the NOW seems to be what you do on your “nature walks” ~ just focus.

15. Debra - March 17, 2016

i’ve found that one benefit in practicing living in the now is slowing down! Not rushing through each minute to get to the next means I can actually feel a length in each day. Time seems to pass so quickly when I am not aware of enjoying each moment. Maybe I should just say “when I am not aware.” It does take practice, though. My “motors” tend to run fast unless I practice putting them in idle. πŸ™‚

nrhatch - March 17, 2016

I hear ya, Debra! NOW becomes so expansive when we fully immerse ourselves in the moment.

Sometimes when I find myself in a hurry, I recite: “I have all the time in the world.” That expand time so I have all the time I need.


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