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The Place You’re Looking From January 10, 2021

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Life Balance, Meditation, Mindfulness.

“What you are looking for is the place you’re looking from.”

~ St. Francis of Assisi (maybe)

Awaken to the joyous presence within.

Let go of what has happened.

Be the lens, the observer, the pure self.

Pure consciousness.

Awake and aware.

Aah . . . that’s better!


1. Kate Crimmins - January 10, 2021

Always forward!

nrhatch - January 10, 2021

We travel best when we travel light. Good luck to you and Morgan this week. Hope the new collar is a good fit.

2. Val Boyko - January 10, 2021

Upwards and inwards. Thank you for the rallying call 💕

nrhatch - January 10, 2021

My pleasure, Val. It’s been a week!

3. Behind the Story - January 10, 2021

That St. Francis quote is a new one for me.

nrhatch - January 10, 2021

The quote may be misattributed to St. Francis. I may edit the post to read “anonymous.”


4. Perpetua - January 10, 2021

St. Francis is the person I follow

nrhatch - January 10, 2021

Turns out, he may not have been the one to say this ~ see my comment above which includes a link to a scholarly post on the quote. I still like the quote though.

Perpetua - January 10, 2021

I must admit I hardly pay attention to quotes. Just seeing the name of St. Francis makes my heart leap.

nrhatch - January 10, 2021

St. Francis was my MIL’s favorite too.

5. Rivergirl - January 10, 2021

It’s so true. When I was young I couldn’t wait to leave Maine. When I grew up… I couldn’t wait to go back.

nrhatch - January 10, 2021

It’s good you found your way back home, RG!

6. Ally Bean - January 10, 2021

There’s no place like home, Dorothy.

nrhatch - January 10, 2021

True dat! And that’s a good thing in the midst of a pandemic.

7. Tammy - January 11, 2021

I don’t believe it’s a geographic location.

nrhatch - January 12, 2021

I agree, Tammy. It’s the essence we sense within when we still the mind ~> our eternal unchanging consciousness that views the world from a bottomless reservoir of joy, peace, love, and tranquility.

Our true self . . .

8. Debra - January 12, 2021

A very good time for these reminders, Nancy. Excellent!

nrhatch - January 13, 2021

Thanks, Debra.

As I was looking for an illustration for this post, I wondered if Lewis Carroll created the Cheshire Cat and its perpetual grin to represent the fading away of ego to manifest the spirit within.

9. L. Marie - January 13, 2021

You have wonderful advice posts, Nancy!

nrhatch - January 13, 2021

Thanks, LM! I try to write the posts that I would enjoy reading. You know, short and sweet! 😉

10. roughwighting - January 14, 2021

I’m trying!!!!

nrhatch - January 14, 2021

I keep practicing too, Pam.

One thing I’ve learned ~> if I’m happy, peaceful, and content, there’s no need to make a course correction. But if I start getting sucked into the negativity trap (fears & regrets), I check in and bring my focus back to NOW, allowing peace to surface again.

roughwighting - January 14, 2021


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