“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”Thich Nhat Hanh
Are you actually living your life?
Or are you stuck reliving the past?
Stressed about the present?
Anxious about the near future?
It’s easy to do. Especially if your current reality is not ideal.
Is it possible to both enjoy your life (even if you don’t like where you are) and simultaneously strive to improve it and reach for something better?
I think so.
It. requires us to put things in perspective (like seeing that stress we are dealing with now is temporary, and seeing that difficult moments are full of insights and opportunity.)
Mindfulness is a fancy word for living in the moment.
As American Professor Jon Kabat-Zinn once said, “Mindfulness is about love and loving life. When you cultivate this love, it gives you clarity and compassion for life, and your actions happen in accordance with that.”
“We have more possibilities available in each moment than we realize.” — Thich Nhat Hanh
Find what’s possible. Create something new and beautiful from what’s not.
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #1197