Ripples #753: Here, Now.

Ripples #753:  Here, Now.
For our tribe of busy people who believe in
unleashing Ripples of compassion & kindness: uRock!
28 Oct 2013


Wherever you are, be all there.
-Jim Elliot, shared by Melissa from Cal Poly SLO, CA


Once you have decided you want the present moment to be your friend, it is up to you to make the first move:  Become friendly toward it, welcome it no matter in what disguise it comes, and soon you will see the results. Life becomes friendly toward you; people become helpful, circumstances cooperative.    One decision changes your entire reality.  But that one decision you have to make again and again–until it becomes natural to live in such a way.
-Eckhart Tolle


I hope you recognize the sacred gift that is hidden within today:  the possibility of fully embracing the only place and the only time you have to live:  Here, Now.  What can you do to embrace this particular day in this particular week of your particular life?

Work as hard as you need to, play as much as you can, and be joyfully present through all of it. It won’t likely be a PERFECT day, and you may be dealing with some significant challenges. Embrace it all.  In fact, pause right now, take three deep breaths and whisper “Here” on the inhale and “Now” on the exhale.

I hope that makes a difference today, and I hope YOU make a difference today.

p.s.  Thank you for reading Ripples today.  It really matters to me.

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