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This Day Alone

“And hope is like love…a ridiculous, wonderful, powerful thing.”― Kate DiCamillo, The Tale of Despereaux

“All negativity is caused by an accumulation of psychological time and denial of the present. Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry – all forms of fear – are caused by too much future, and not enough presence. Guilt, regret, resentment, grievances, sadness, bitterness, and all forms of nonforgiveness are caused by too much past, and not enough presence.”― Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

May you reside lightly and raptly in this day.
Putting down the past.
Glancing into the future.
Firmly planted in now.
Taking steps down new paths this day.
Fresh eyes. Open heart.
Hope. Love. Peace.
May you receive them and offer them this day.

“The question to keep asking ourselves is: To what degree am I withdrawing from life to avoid what might happen rather than tending to life in order to inhabit what might happen? When we tend, we thrive. When we avoid, we increase our distance from life, which, in the end, drains us of life-force. Being overly cautious gives us the illusion of protection, when it is the continual infusion of life-force that truly brings us into those unexpected moments where surviving and thriving are one and the same.”— Mark Nepo, Falling Down and Getting Up: Discovering Your Inner Resilience and Strength