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Today: Present & Peaceful
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At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.

Plato

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   On today's site:
  • Think on these things (Philippians 4)
  • Live in the present moment (Thich Nhat Hanh)
  • Contentment in the present moment (de Caussade)
  • Feel the Divine Presence (Yogananda)
  • Touch Peace (Thich Nhat Hanh)

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And The Last Word: Jean-Pierre de Caussade
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And now, the Last Word:
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Finally, brothers, whatever is true,
whatever is honorable, whatever is
just, whatever is pure, whatever is
lovely, whatever is commendable, if
there is any excellence, if there is
anything worthy of praise, think about
these things. What you have learned
and received and heard and seen in
me -- practice these things, and the
God of peace will be with you.

Philippians 4: 8
The Holy Bible
English Standard Version
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If I am incapable of washing dishes joyfully, if I want to finish them quickly
so I can go and have a cup of tea, I will be equally incapable of drinking the
tea joyfully. With the cup in my hands I will be thinking about what to do next,
and the fragrance and the flavor of the tea, together with the pleasure of
drinking it, will be lost. I will always be dragged into the future, never able
to live in the present moment.

Thich Nhat Hanh (1926-       )
Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk and author of over 100 books
From "Essential Writings" Orbis Books, 2004
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To discover God in the smallest and most
ordinary things, as well as in the greatest,
is to possess a rare and sublime faith. To
find contentment in the present moment
is to relish and adore the divine will in the
succession of all the things to be done
and suffered which make up the duty to
the present moment.

Jean-Pierre de Caussade (1675-1751)
French Jesuit Priest
From "The Sacrament of the Present Moment"
HarperSanFrancisco, 1966
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First meditate and feel the divine
Presence; then do your work saturated
with the consciousness of God. If you do
this you will never become tired. If you
work for your Divine Beloved, your life
will be filled with love and strength.

Paramahansa Yogananda (1893-1952)
Guru and founder of the Self-Realization Fellowship
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When we touch peace, everything
becomes real. We become ourselves,
fully alive in the present moment, and
the tree, our child, and everything else
reveal themselves to us in their full
splendor.

Thich Nhat Hanh
ibid.
Then run, faithful souls, happy and tireless, keep
up with your beloved who marches with giant
strides from one end of heaven to the other.
Nothing is hidden from his eyes. He walks alike
over the smallest blade of grass, the tallest cedars,
grains of sand or rocky mountains. Where you go
he has gone before. Only follow him and you will
find him everywhere.

Jean-Pierre de Caussade
ibid.