To meditate is to learn how to stop —
to stop being carried away by our regrets about the past, our anger or despair in the present,
or our worries about the future.
By practicing the art of stopping,
we can enter the present moment
and be nourished by the beauty and wonder of life in and around us:
the smell of flowers,
the warmth of sunshine,
the color of the sky.
To practice mindfulness
is to begin to realize that we have a choice —
to stop and rest or run, to be angry or happy.
Once we choose to stop,
everything will be okay.”
–Thich Nhat Hanh–
I don’t think I need to add to these two things. I know it can be more challenging than just saying these words, but you can hold onto these ideas as you stay the course on your journey. Just keep practicing…