Pause and notice

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In parting, I would like to give you one small piece of advice to keep in your heart. You may have heard me say this before, but it is the key point of the entire path, so it bears repeating: All that we are looking for in life — all the happiness, contentment, and peace of mind — is right here in the present moment. Our very own awareness is itself fundamentally pure and good. The only problem is that we get so caught up in the ups and downs of life that we don’t take the time to pause and notice what we already have.

Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, from Farewell letter before beginning a period of extended solitary retreat in 2011

photo benson kua

3 thoughts on “Pause and notice

  1. Reblogged this on homemade naturally and commented:
    I am having a bit of a hard time with this right now so I am happy when I come across something that reminds me to “just Breathe” and remember to be in the here and now. So sharing this with y’all

  2. Life is made up of moments. They are all we have. Sadly in a world that moves so fast we are hard pressed at times to be in that moment and nothing else. It is a balancing act to be truly present in each moment while at the same time letting each moment go. Holding on defeats the purpose and block us from the benefit of the next moment. Nice entry – thank you for sharing!

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