Gatha of the Week/2

by Mark Chmiel

“Waking up this morning, I smile
Twenty-four brand new hours are before me.
I vow to live fully in each moment
and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion.”

–Thich Nhat Hanh, Present Moment, Wonderful Moment: Mindfulness Verses for Daily Living

This gatha can be used not just first thing in the morning; I can change the word “morning” in the first line to “moment,” and I will have scores of occasions to recite it throughout the day.

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