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  1. R
    Raven Simone

    Taking care of myself and bettering my mental health

    2 years ago
  2. O.Christina

    To be open to what shows up, to process it, and to love no matter what.

    2 years ago
  3. Mica

    To get ready for a good night’s sleep!

    2 years ago
  4. Mary Pat

    I was so busy these past few days, tonight I finally got around to reading the daily question. And for right this moment, that is the most important thing. And to hear those birds sing, first right before dawn, then again throughout the day, and when sunset starts their song is a different one, but just as soothing for me…it puts joy in my heart….sleep well everyone!

    2 years ago
    1. Mica

      Better late than never, Mary Pat? I finally got around to visiting the gratefulness site late today, too. Warm wishes to you –

      2 years ago
  5. Hot Sauce

    The most important thing in this moment is the fact that I am wide awake after a nice nap in the car on the way home from dog training.

    2 years ago
  6. Cathie

    To be open and present to Ultimate Reality, to live that calling each moment- whatever it may be.

    2 years ago
  7. Elaine

    Prepare to see a familiar place with new eyes and deepened respect. We’re going on a walk in the city’s main park with an indigenous teacher. I am a settler Canadian and am prepared to listen and learn from one whose ancestors have lived on this land for millennia.

    2 years ago
  8. pkr

    Love today’s word for the day, ”…..to teach my students how to hear the birds sing.” This quote hit home as I have been so conscious, aware of the birds singing for some time now. Their singing has been my focal point in meditation. Yesterday I felt as if I was at a concert, surround sound, of happy, giddy, joyful, bird song. So many blessings all around, we just have to look & listen. ✨❤️

    2 years ago
    1. Mica

      I liked today’s quote, too, pkr – the quote made it into my gratefulness doc.

      2 years ago
  9. Carol

    Presence…I think today’s quote says it succinctly: “I don’t know anything about consciousness. I just try to teach my students how to hear the birds sing.”

    2 years ago
  10. Barb C

    Sound of gentle rain on the skylight over my head.
    Warmth of cat curled up on my legs.
    Chirring and chirping of birds outside. (In keeping with the word of the day I was just listening to the dawn chorus from around the world https://dawn-chorus.org/the-chorus/)
    The steam from the pot of water boiling for the next carafe of French press slowly clearing from the kitchen window pane, with the green of the trees beyond.
    Peace and quiet.

    2 years ago
  11. Chester

    Who knows!

    2 years ago
    1. Cathie

      Well, this made me giggle – thank you!

      2 years ago
  12. Charlie T

    The most important thing right now, is that I’m still breathing and I’m taking another step. Moving forward. Willing myself to keep going. Pushing past apathy and doubt. Oh yeah, and the sun is shining the cats are playing, the coffee is doing it’s magic, and I get to ride bikes with two amazing friends. The most important thing is being present in this moment.

    2 years ago
  13. Antoinette

    Being here and recognizing what is with acceptance.

    2 years ago
  14. Ed Schulte

    Well I wont call it a “Thing” but it is the inner/outer light of my morning contimplation/meditation exercise which are lingering in my Be-ing-ness and making everything glow in a beautiful Golden and pink glow. And yes it also greatly enhances the Birds and their songs this morning ( making reference to the ‘Word of the Day’.) and the new green growth bursting forth everywhere with great enthusiasm! Good Love, Light and Light to ALL.

    2 years ago
  15. sparrow

    . . . being here . . .
    now . . .
    learning how to hear the birds sing . . .

    2 years ago
    1. Don Jones

      the stillness –
      soaking into the stones
      cicada’s cry

      2 years ago
  16. Butterfly

    To notice it. See what I can see. Hear what I can hear. Feel, taste, smell this moment before getting lost in the business of mind-things again!

    2 years ago
    1. Carol

      Your answer reminds me of a quote from Scripture: “for this people’s heart has become dull, and their ears are hard of hearing. They have shut their eyes so that they might not see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart and turn, and I would heal them.” We miss so much because of our monkey-minds! I used to tell those I sponsored in 12-step, If you are in the past or the future you go there alone. God Is.

      2 years ago
    2. O.Christina

      Thank you, dear Butterfly, for your inspiring post! To have ears and eyes and heart wide open to listen, perceive and sense the vibrant expression of life right now. YES!

      2 years ago
  17. devy

    Living in the now by focusing on what’s happening in the moment. Just finished my morning meditation and enjoying the experience of tranquility, positivity and looking forward to the new day which begins. Gratitude graces my heart

    2 years ago
  18. Laura

    Presence

    2 years ago
  19. Pilgrim

    Welcoming and appreciating a new day. Pain meds, heating pads, coffee, listening for the first bird song of the morning.
    I love the word for the day … “I don’t know anything about consciousness. I just try to teach my students how to hear the birds sing.” SHUNRYU SUZUKI ROSHI

    2 years ago
  20. EJP

    Unconditional love.

    2 years ago
  21. Kevin

    Sitting here, letting this new day sink into my bones, and listening to the birds outside singing in the trees. And speaking of hearing, the next important thing is to pour a cup of coffee!

    2 years ago
  22. Don Jones

    What is before us right now. We can study and listen to the Sages and Guru’s of eons past. We can plan until the cows come home to roost. But we live right here, right now. No one has ever lived what we are experiencing right now. That is why I so value the daily views shared here. It is fresh and new every day about what is before us today. You are my Guru’s.

    2 years ago
    1. Nicki

      What a really beautiful thought. I think about that sometimes when I see a sunset – it happens everyday, but it has never before happened in quite the same way as it did on this day. The same flowers may come up in the same woods and fields year after year, but they never come up in the exact same way as before. Everything that we see before us on this day – no matter what we are looking at is in some sense “fresh and new,” as you say.

      2 years ago
    2. Kevin

      Beautifully stated, Don. Thank you.

      2 years ago
  23. Michele

    Gratefulness:)

    2 years ago
  24. Hermann-Josef

    As my weak intellect is able to think it is not a thing. It must be that , without that no thing would be. In waking state I might say this special thing is most important, in a dream the same I might look for a very different most important thing. In deep sleep we experience emptiness . There are no things at all. The most important thing should make me, (us) happy. Happiness is not found in things. It is found in happiness itself. Being is happiness . I am happiness. If I want to make someone happy I give myself. But I remain happiness. Wishing to all of us the most important… ❤️

    2 years ago

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