Every morning, when we wake up,
we have twenty-four brand-new
hours to live. What a precious gift!
We have the capacity to live in
a way that these twenty-four hours will
bring peace, joy, and happiness to
ourselves and others.
Peace is present right here and now,
in ourselves and in everything we
do and see. The Question is whether or not
we are in touch with it.
We don't have to travel far away to
enjoy the blue sky. We don't have
to leave our city or even our neighborhood
to enjoy the eyes of a
beautiful child. Even the air we breathe
can be a source of joy.
We can smile, breathe, walk,
and eat our meals in a way that allows
us to be in touch with the abundance of happiness
that is available.
We are very good at preparing to live,
but not very good at living.
We know how to sacrifice ten years for a diploma,
and we are willing
to work very hard to get a job, a car,
a house, and so on.
But we have difficulty remembering
that we are alive at the
present moment, the only moment there
is for us to be alive.
Every breath we take, every step we make,
can be filled with
peace, joy, and serenity.
We need only to be awake,
alive in the present moment.