Thursday, September 18, 2014

What Matters Most~ Buddhist Thought for the day


"Each morning we are born again.
What we do today is what matters most." 
~Buddha

Have been on a little end-of-summer hiatus. Please excuse my absence.
I was looking for a Buddhist quote about time and found this. 
It is such a gift to remember that today
---and the present moment---
are what really matter most. 

Eckhart Tolle calls the present moment
the main portal into spiritual awakening.
Every morning that I awake,
I try to make connecting with the divine
the first thing I do. 

My morning meditation is often about maintaining that connection,
staying in the present
and then setting my intentions. 
But it can often become filled with the minutiae of my day.

That movement of gently bringing thoughts back to the present 
is what I need to fill my day with.
I mean really, if the minutiae insists on being part of my meditation,
then my meditation should insist on horning in on the minutiae. 
Let's just try that for awhile. 
What they call mindfulness. 

May your day be filled with peace 
and presence. 

(Photo copyright: Kirsten Steen
Taken in Sonoma, CA.) 

2 comments:

donna baker said...

Your post should be my mantra. Glad you're back to posting.

DolceDreams said...

Hi Kirsten! I hope you were busy travelling somewhere fabulous! Love this quote, it is something I am currently working on too...

Have a wonderful weekend! I have been popping back into my computer here and there too after a long blog break.
Nathalie