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Wise Words #18

present moment

Taking time to slow down is a theme that seems to come up time and time again in this day and age.  It is often a challenge to take time to be in the present moment and appreciate life.

Do you ever take a day away from digital media?  Being in the present moment and taking a digital detox day seem to go hand in hand.  We are constantly distracted and enticed by devices.  I’m completely guilty of this myself.  Not that there’s anything wrong with checking Facebook or Instagram every once in a while, but how much do we miss in life when our eyes are glued to our devices?

Where do we find happiness in the present moment?  It could be the way the sun shines through the windows in the morning, a friend’s laugh or the smell of lovely flowers as you walk past them.  This quote reminds us to find joy in the things that maybe we don’t notice on a daily basis.  It also reminds us that it’s the way we look at our surroundings and circumstances that determine joy and happiness.

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helen keller

Wise Words #17

I love this quote.  Call me an optimist, but I’ve found that things tend to work out for the best if you believe they will.  I’m always hopeful that things will work out!  Even in the deepest of despair, I … Continue reading

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oscar wilde

Wise Words #16

What does it mean to live?  I think that the definition is different for everyone.  For one person it may mean hiking Patagonia, to another, spending the day gardening.  To each his own.  But I think the main message to … Continue reading

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arthur ashe

Wise Words #15

This quote opened up an array of questions for me.  Is it natural for humans to be intently focused on survival and getting what we need to survive?  Or getting what we want?  And is “getting” things what truly makes … Continue reading

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abundance

Wise Words #14

Sometimes I wonder if we are programmed to always look for scarcity in our lives.  In response to this observation, for the past year, I’ve been trying to focus on abundance.  The more I think about abundance, the more I … Continue reading

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yoga

Wise Words #13

  I love this quote.  I love it because it’s true.  When you perform yoga, in a way, you relax your mind into a quiet state.  The combination of breath and movement creates a synergy that doesn’t leave room for … Continue reading

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maya_an

Wise Words #12

The older I become the more this quote resonates with me.  In my twenties I wanted to achieve all of my goals quickly. What I found is that there are no shortcuts.  It takes time to become an expert at … Continue reading

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see things

Words of Wisdom #10

This is one of the most enlightening quotes I’ve ever come across.  One of the hardest obstacles to overcome is to see things outside of our own point of view.  Or to realize that everything we understand as truth in … Continue reading

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