The Only Moment There Is.

Friday, November 22, 2013

A quote from Thich Nhat Hanh for the weekend: 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 in the present moment, the only moment there is for us to be alive. 


I often get caught up in the idea of tomorrow, next week, next month, next year. And while it's comforting to make plans for the future and alway important to dream, I never want to lose sight of the fact that I'm here. There's beauty in working to catch the wave; it's beautiful, also, just being in the sea.

Enjoy the weekend - read, relax, watch the sky, sing!

Photographs by Max Wanger.

13 comments:

angela said...

Such great advice! Thank you!

little t said...

Dreamy photos... and words.

auste said...

Just yesterday I was thinking about how, since staying home with the baby this past year, my life has really become more now-focused. Now we're going to the park to roll around in the grass... Now we're eating bananas... Now we're wrestling and tickling and giggling. She doesn't care about next week, next month or next year. It's such a good reminder to enjoy the moment, every day.

Also, your brother's photos are so perfect. Have a wonderful weekend, Shoko!

Sam | ashore said...

as someone who is in the process of sacrificing 10 years for a diploma this felt like it was meant just for me.

dee said...

I really needed to hear that today. 100% agree altho sometimes it's hard to pull out of that moment of worry/planning/etc. Does that make sense?

Paw said...

Lovely

Kathy said...

Ah, thank you for this; I always need reminding. Hope your weekend was lovely (and warm!)!

Marin said...

Love this.

fern said...

Great post Shoko. I also sometimes forget to think about the present and stay grounded. Thanks for the great reminder and beautiful photos!

Rakel said...

beautiful!

Hena Tayeb said...

beautiful quote.. and gorgeous photographs

Shoko said...

Thanks, everyone - hope your weekend was wonderful :)

Anonymous said...

crazy beautiful.

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