All there will ever be

Every moment in life is absolutely itself. That’s all we have. There is nothing other than this present moment; there is no past, there is no future; there is nothing but this. So when we don’t pay attention to every little this, we miss the whole thing.

And the contents of this can be anything. This can be straightening our sitting mats, chopping an onion, talking to one we don’t want to talk to. It doesn’t matter what the contents of the moment are; each moment is absolute. That’s all there is, and all there ever will be.

~ Charlotte Joko Beck

I found this beautiful passage, as I do so many of my favorites, on the gorgeous blog First Sip.  Subscribe now: you won’t regret it!

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  1. Posted January 4, 2013 at 9:58 am | Permalink

    One of my favorite blogs! Visiting Claudia’s space is like taking a long, deep, refreshing breath. Thanks for sharing her, and this lovely quote.

  2. Posted January 4, 2013 at 10:02 am | Permalink

    Love it, Lindsay! Thanks for the link to the blog…I’m always looking for inspiration!

  3. Posted January 4, 2013 at 3:58 pm | Permalink

    So, so lovely.

  4. Claudia
    Posted January 4, 2013 at 9:40 pm | Permalink

    Wow, thank you so much, Lindsey. I’m honored!

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