Today’s Prayer to Passage will be from the book “Mindfulness: Living in the Moment — Living in the Breath” by Amit Ray.

Today I pray, “Dear God, How do we really live in the moment, mindfully? Amen.”

Following my prayer, I held the closed book in my hands and opened it to reveal this passage:

“Mindfulness helps us to focus on one goal at a time. It helps us to be more relaxed, patient, and compassionate towards the goal.”

I attend to my presence. It is this simple. I attend to my presence. I know what I am to do. I have that imaginary “to-do” list outlook in my mind. Some days it is set out one week ahead. Some days, six months. Some days, three years.

Today my outlook is a two-day timeframe. I have 2016 harvest season preparation set forth. And in each present moment, I am accomplishing my goals. I receive glorious insights every day. No, not only some days. Every day. A new day arrives, and I am elated with another glorious insight.

And if I am not elated, I am intrigued. And if I am not intrigued, I am appropriately indignant. And if I am not appropriately indignant, I am going back to bed. For it is not in anyone’s good interest to have that up and about in the world.

In these present spaces, in these moment-to-moment actions of being, love lives. Love is here. I can feel it all around me. I attend to my presence. And in this very present moment — no matter an outlook or an outcome or an outlandish possibility — I attend to self-love.


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