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Where Peace & Joy Reside March 15, 2016

Posted by nrhatch in Meditation, Mindfulness.

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


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




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


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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