Oregon writer, Rain Trueax, and Oregon painter, Diane Widler Wenzel co-author Rainy Day Thought. Diane generally posts on Wednesdays and Rain on Saturdays. There may be extra days or changes as situations warrant. Comments are always welcome and appreciated as it turns an article into a discussion.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Reviewing a year

As we approach the end of a year, always a momentous time in my mind (even as a calendar is a man-made way to keep track), I have a wonderful calendar from last year where I sometimes would put the quotes on here. As a review of 2013, here they all are.

If we can let go for just a moment, relax, and fall into the center of now, we can encounter directly the freedom that we've all been seeking.

This is our choice in every moment. Do we relate to our circumstances with bitterness or openness?
Pem Chodron

You are not "in the now"-- You are the now. This is your essential identity-- the only thing that never changes. Life is always now. Now is consciousness. And consciousness is who you are. That's the equation.
Eckhart Tolle

Anything and everything can become our teacher of the moment, reminding us of the possibility of being full present: the gentle caress of air on our skin, the play of light, the look on someone's face. Anything and everything-- if it is met with awareness.
Jon Kabat-Zinn

The reasons of the heart are leaves in the wind. Stand up tall and everything will nest in you.
Mark Nepo

Walk and touch peace in every moment. Walk and touch happiness every moment. Each step brings a fresh breeze. Each step makes a flower bloom under our feet.
Thich Nhat Nanh

Joy is the means and the end.
Michael Bernard Beckwith

No matter what situation we find ourselves in, we can always set our compass to our highest intentions in the present moment.
Jack Kornfield

I will approach eadh day knowing that those who have gone before me are watching, and those who come after me will reap what I do with that day.
Joseph Marshall

Close the language-door and open the love window. The moon won't use the door, only the window.


There are three medicines that you should put in your medicine bundle every day: the power of acknowledgement and gratitude, genuine apology, and the spirit of laughter and joy.
Angeles Arrien

Behold the children, and imitate them... They are interested in the present moment, in being curious and in learning, in showing and in sharing, in making and creating.
Clarissa Pinkola Estes, PHD

These all came from my calendar for 2013 by Sounds True called The Present Moment embracing the fullness of life. I bought the same type of calendar for above my desk for 2014.


Dion said...

A nice collection of quotes.
Happy New Year, Rain.

Rain Trueax said...

happy new year to you, Dion.