happiness is an art

“Whether this moment is happy or not depends on you. It’s you that makes the moment happy. It’s not the moment that makes you happy. With mindfulness, concentration and insight, any moment can become a happy moment. Happiness is an art.”

Thich Nhat Hanh

mindfulness meditation

“In mindfulness meditation, we are focusing on being present with our breathing and noticing thoughts come and go without attachment or judgment. We replace the judgmental watcher with a more abstract watcher or “witness”. This practice can cultivate clarity and stability because normally we are totally fixated on the content of our thoughts, glomming onto some, barely noticing some, and freaking out about others. This kind of meditation is very good for cleaning out our mental plumbing.”

David Nichtern



“Relationships with our four-legged furry companions can be spiritual touchstones. When a beloved pet lays its head on our shoulder or lap, we feel their sincere and sacred trust. Their serenity inspires me to rest confidently in Christ within.

Prayer is my touchstone in my relationship with God. As I lean on Spirit, I live confidently. I feel safe and comforted. I know that anything I may need—healing, love, or abundance—will come at the right time. My assurance in Spirit within brings me peace, and I am grateful.

God is a principle of eternal good. I exercise faith in Spirit by desiring good things for my life and knowing they will manifest. When I trust my life to Christ in me, I open the way to true blessings.”

Daily Word