Three Mindful Quotes Related to the Happenings of This Week

“Sooner or later, everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences.” — Robert Louis Stevenson can no longer resist.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero “May I stress the need for courageous, intelligent, and dedicated leadership… Leaders of sound integrity. Leaders not in love with publicity, but in love with justice. Leaders not in love with money,…

We share the same diversity

We share the sun We share the need to quench our thirst We share the awe of when we watch a full moon We share the lakes, rivers, oceans We share the same emotions We are more the same than different. If you think about it We share the same things in our planet We…

Quote

“Things are entirely what they appear to be and behind them … there is nothing.”                                                                                -Sartre…

I’m Back With a Challenge

I apologize for my lengthy hiatus from the blog. I hope to continue to blog more faithfully from now on. I am putting my mind to it. Lately, my mind has been quickly distracted with so much that is going on in the world. I was actually feeling low and helpless at times. I feel…

Contemplation and Mindfulness

“When I dance, I dance; when I sleep, I sleep; yes, and when I walk alone in a beautiful orchard, if my thoughts drift to far-off matters some part of the time, for some other part I lead them back again to the walk the orchard, to the sweetness of this solitude, to myself.” –…

If you thought not

If you thought not, everything, everything and then some has its wonders. Although sometimes I wonder why mosquitoes exist. I made a list of things that have wonder in my opinion.   Like watching a small plant start to bud, A community of ants doing their thing, raindrops sliding down a window, A weeping willow, dimples,…

I Wish I Were Under the Tuscan Sun

I just finished watching Under The Tuscan Sun for about the tenth time. The landscapes depicted in the film always force me to take a deep cleansing breath. I particularly love the scenes with hills filled with sunflowers; one of my favorite flowers. As the protagonist  in the film, played by Diane Lane, I too…

Where are you going?

My mother always answered that question a tad sarcastically. I guess she figured we as children had no business asking her where she was going. Her response was in Spanish and it may also be that the question itself may be interpreted differently when asked in Spanish. Her response, “To be old” (in Spanish –…

Making Your Path

“Mindfulness is energy that helps us recognize the conditions of happiness that are already present in our lives.”   Everyone needs energy. We all need positive energy. When we want to start making a path to success, we must work harder. It takes much courage to take the path less taken. But I believe if…