Something Wonderful

Something Wonderful

Everything here, however worthy, has the potential to turn into stressful examples of ‘I must’ and ‘I should’. I must exercise, I should eat healthily, I have to meditate etc. The wonderful thing is that all we have to remember is the last one. When we are truly present, living in the Now, everything else falls into place. Musts and shoulds become unnecessary pressures and stresses, and we are free to simply respond to the needs of the moment. It has nothing to do with carelessness or neglect; it doesn’t mean becoming passive. It involves response – ibilty, but without the idea of a burden. This is happiness; it is effort-free and every human being’s birth right.
Happiness is living in the Now.
Remember to be kind and gentle with yourself.


About Jill M Jacques

I grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa, and have spent most of my life here doing the usual things - marrying, having children and caring for an array of pets ranging from dogs to silkworms and chameleons. I first became interested in philosphy and its practical application in everyday life in my early 20s and spent many years as part of a group that pursued this goal. Drawing on this experience, I have been running "How to live in the Now" programmes for over 10 years. I wrote this book in response to requests from group members for something "simple and practical". I tend to see the funny side of life situations and enjoy writing humorous back pages as well as short stories and some poetry. Some of these have been published. Being here now is what really matters.
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2 Responses to Something Wonderful

  1. Michael56j says:

    Great analysis, nicely distilled into a memorable one-liner. Brilliant.

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