“Peace is present right here and now, in ourselves and in everything we do and see. Every breath we take, every step we take, can be filled with peace, joy, and serenity. The question is whether or not we are in touch with it. We need only to be awake, alive in the present moment.”
― Thích Nhất Hạnh, Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life
So I stopped and took a moment to just breathe, to look around at the beautiful summer flowers, and to listen to the cries of the birds. I immediately felt a sense of serenity fill my body and calm my worried mind.
I remember, as a child, my grandmother would tell me that worry would not add a day to my life. How wise she was. We cannot know what the future will bring to us, and we cannot bring back moments from the past. We only have this moment, and in this moment we have to learn to live fully, to fnd a sense of acceptance and serenity.
Notice your moments today. Every step you take can be filled with peace, joy, and serenity.