Saturday, January 04, 2014

In This Breath

"Be Serene" © Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio

You've probably heard many lists already of the "Best Of 2013". Top 50 tunes. Best places to eat. Top ten movies, the ten most interesting people of 2013 (according to Barbara Walters). And so on and so on...

In my Sunday morning yoga class, our teacher, Chris always reads an excerpt from a book that has great spiritual things to meditate on. Last week, she decided to read the most requested reading. I thought I would share it with you all today, this still being the start of the New Year:

" you really want to be happy? Just pay attention and be kind, unconditionally kind, on this breath alone. Forget about the future. Just this breath. No matter what the circumstances, just be kind. Friend, lover, family member, someone who seems to hate you, someone you've never met on the street, your own soft animal body. Just be kind, in whatever way is appropriate. Everything else will work itself out, and you will begin to sense your own Pure Heart everywhere. How amazing.

Very simple. Just be kind.
Only on this breath."

written by Scott Morrison from the "Tao of Now" (daily wisdom from Mystics, Sages, Poets and Saints) by Josh Baran.

Nothing could be simpler, could it?

Come join us every week, as a group of us from around the world post our shadow shots over at Shadow Shot Sunday 2. Entertain your muse and be amused by stopping by to see what others have posted!


Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Thank you for this simple reminder...and for your excellent shadow shot!

Shadowy Mexican Dreams

Sylvia K said...

Superb shadow shot for the day, Paula, and yes, thank you indeed for this wonderful reminder!! Hope your new year is off to a great start!! Enjoy!

robin. said...

LOVE your shadow shot!! it warms me as we sit in sunless snow. and even more...i LOVE your message today. i think i shall borrow that for Sunday morning coffee tomorrow!!

only on this breath.
just one breath.
just BE.

Kathe W. said...

wise words and words to live by.
Have a wonderful year!

Ralph said...

The figurine is wonderful, it s side of our mind shows a calm demeanor, eyes closed so as to concentrate on the spiritual realm without distraction...

In this brusque world, a little kindness goes so far. We wish all who are in such a hurry will slow down and show kindness all around. We will be rewarded in kind in a greater amount than we provided to others. Really!

Leovi said...

Wonderful sculpture ! Beautiful photos ! I definitely try to be friendly!

Patti said...

Hi - I'm visiting you a day late, but I'm here!

Thank you for sharing the reminder to be kind. I do try to be kind to everyone, but I suppose I can try harder!

That's a beautiful shadow shot ~ enjoy your week seeking shadows, Paula!

Laura said...

absolutely beautiful… may kindness fill your heart and flow out to everyone you meet and think about.


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