In This Moment

“The true task of a spiritual life is not found in faraway places or unusual states of consciousness. It is here in the present.”

~ Jack Kornfield


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be content  Lao Tzu

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Author: Gina Day

I enjoy gathering uplifting things for sharing, with hopes of brightening the day.

11 thoughts on “In This Moment”

  1. Lovely post, beautiful pictures. And rather like an answer to my inner mumerings at this presnt moment too! Thankyou.

  2. OHHHHHH you know that I am alll over these quotes!!! Yes, yes, yes! It’s all found RIGHT HERE in the present moment…this breath, this exchange with another person, this step, this thought, this choice. I love it! I often write about how this is holy ground — right where we are…and if i have enough sense, i bow down and kiss it (ok, not literally, especially at the grocery store, but you know what i mean!). cherishing it all. Lately that’s been resonating with me…this is it. Whatever I believe happens after we die, it is the end of THIS human form, this specific journey. And I want to and am cherishing this being human thing…this exact experience. it is a gift. a GIFT.

    And yes, there is NOTHING lacking! Perfectly imperfect…makes it all perfect. Really, there is nothing i want. it’s already right here.

    Love to you,

    1. This is absolutely wonderful Lisa! Thank you for making me laugh out loud (the grocery store impulse stopped, probably for the best 😉 ) and for inspiring me with your expression of how THIS IS holy ground. I LOVE THAT! I believe we can all be as mystics, who knew (know) how to relish and cherish every moment, every blade of grass, every breath. Last spring I wrote a post about weeding in my garden and how it transformed into a mystical moment of a feeling of sacredness. I was reminded of Brother Lawrence and how he could fall to his knees with gratitude to God for everything, the chores in his kitchen… everything. In my gardening I remembered his line of how he didn’t ‘even pick up one blade of grass from the floor but for the love of God’. Meister Eckhart also had mind-opening revelations of seeing God in the everyday. It is precisely in the mundane, the ‘details’ of life, where we do find God. Thomas Moore is a writer I enjoy and one of his books is called ‘The Re-enchantment of Everyday Life’. Even the title says so much! You and I may be a couple of time-zone hours apart on this great big continent and connected through our computers, but I feel as connected with you as if we were enjoying time and conversation over cups of tea and moments captured between childhood crafts and play. You are a sister to me. God Bless. Love, Gina

  3. I enjoy this reality of the never ending present moment. It gives me hope that we can change, be more conscious and aware of who we really are. What an opportunity for self evolution.

    1. Thank you! Yes, I too cherish the never-ending present moment. It’s all we have, and all there is. I like the acronym for N-O-W as being No Other Way. There is only now. Your visits and kind comments bring even greater brightness to my days! Love and Light, Gina

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