“We have more possibilities available in each moment than we realize.”—Thich Nhat Hanh
“Since everything is a reflection of our minds…everything can be changed by our minds.”—Buddha
“Nothing is less real than realism. Details are confusing. It is only be selection, by emphasis that we get at the real meaning of things.”—Georgia O’Keefe
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kingdom of present moment
ribbons like mindfulness bells
reminders to celebrate each moment
to choose happiness
to align with love
reminders to be like a child (to enter the kingdom of heaven)
they live in the present moment
what opens the gate?
love, gratitude, being present, innocence
“A fish cannot drown in water,
A bird does not fall in air.
In the fire of its making,
Gold doesn’t varnish:
The fire brightens.
Each creature God made
Must live in its own true nature;
How could I resist my nature,
That lives for oneness with God?”
—Mechtild of Magdeburg
from “Women in Praise of the Sacred”, edited by Jane Hirshfield, p. 87