Ripples #837: No Reservations.

Ripples #837: No Reservations.
June 8, 2015


Sooner or later we must realize there is no station,
no one place to arrive at once and for all.
The true joy of life is the trip.
-Robert J. Hastings, shared by Amy in Charlotte, NC


Appreciate your ability to live in the present,
for the past can be found only on receipts
and the future holds no reservations.
-written & shared by Ryan Kacvinsky in Arlington, TX


Now, now, NOW is the only time to live, because the past has slipped on by and the future isn’t yet here. We all know this, of course! The bad news is that we seem to forget it more often than we forget where we put our keys (glasses, wallet, etc.). The good news is that it doesn’t matter how many times we forget; it only matters that we have the capacity to remember it again. And every time we catch ourselves worrying about the future or fretting about the past; all we have to do is gently (ever so gently) nudge ourselves back into the here and now.

You may have heard me describe the three deep breaths I take often, where on the inhale I think the word HERE, and then on the exhale I think the word NOW.

Here, now. Here, now. Here, now. [Now, YOU try it, mkay?]

The Ripples Guy
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