60 Seconds for Time Out Tuesday: Joy Is Smile and Smile Is Joy.
by Diane Wyzga | July 27, 2021 | 60 Seconds, Podcast | 0 comments
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My teacher, the Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh, talks about the power of mindful breathing to bring us freedom by letting go of past regrets and future worries. He says that nothing is more important than our peace, our joy. How does he get there? He says, “I establish myself in the present moment.” Meaning, I choose to bring it about.
I believe this notion of freedom by letting go arises from a very solid decision to choose to dwell in the present moment, to choose peace, choose joy, choose smiling.
What a difference a little time out can make in our life when we establish ourselves in peace, in joy.
What’s the payoff? Sometimes, your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. [Thich Nhat Hanh]
And, I can see you smiling from here!
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Music: Mer’s Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron Music
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