Wellbeing and Poetry

Are you aware enough to be present?

You could be looking at the most exquisite creation in the world… and overlook it by not being in the present. Take care to notice, delight and bask in the beauty the this earth has in ladles. Tune out the messy noise of the world and squeeze out a moment to enjoy and be aware of the present, especially if there is a chance to see beauty. Give yourself a chance.


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Joy in Life,

by Thich Nhat Hanh

You must be completely awake in the present

to enjoy the tea.

Only in the awareness of the present,

can your hands feel the pleasant warmth of the cup.

Only in the present, can you savour the aroma,

 taste the sweetness, appreciate the delicacy.

If you are ruminating about the past,

or worrying about the future,

you will completely miss the experience

of enjoying the cup of tea.

You will look down at the cup, and the tea will be gone.

Life is like that.

If you are not fully present,

you will look around and it will be gone.

You will have missed the feel, the aroma,

 the delicacy and beauty of life.

It will seem to be speeding past you.

The past is finished.

Learn from it and let it go.

The future is not even here yet.

Plan for it,

but do not waste your time worrying about it.

Worrying is worthless.

When you stop ruminating about

what has already happened,

when you stop worrying about

what might

never happen,

then you will be in the present moment.

Then you will begin to experience joy in life.

Thich Nhat Hanh

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