Blessing must arise from within your own mind. It is not something that comes from outside. When the positive qualities of your mind increase and the negativities decrease, that is what blessing means. The Tibetan word for blessing … means transforming into magnificent potential. Therefore, blessing refers to the development of virtuous qualities you did not previously have and the improvement of those good qualities you have already developed.
― Dalai Lama XIV
THE FULLNESS OF LIFE IS HERE AND NOW Day 16 – The Real “Here and Now”
In today’s meditation, we learn that to live in the here and now is our natural state of awareness, but what pulls us out of present-moment awareness is our mind’s resistance to the now, drawing us into the past or the future. With meditation and other practices like conscious breathing or yoga, we become more aware of our mind’s habit of distracting us from the present. This then allows us to become re-centered in present awareness, the here and now.
Our centering thought for today is: The fullness of life is here and now.
Purnam Idam My true nature is full and complete in itself.
“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson