Give us this day

Give us this day our daily bread. One day at a time. Live in the present moment. All of these familiar phrases from different traditions all speak to living in the now. Staying with my breath but not concentrating on myself. Staying selfless and thinking of others and working for their needs is really the secret if there is one to stress free living and peace. Living in the past or dwelling on expectations for the future can keep me in suspense and knotted gut. Breathe! Living this moment, not the past nor the future but this moment. Thinking of others working for their needs.

“Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment I know this is the only moment.” — Thich Nhat Hanh