Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Peace- in the present moment

seen soon after leaving St Côme d'Olt
while walking along a peaceful road near the River Lot

"Peace is present right here and now, 
in ourselves and in everything we do and see. 
Every breath we take, every step we take, 
can be filled with peace, joy, and serenity. 
The question is whether or not we are in touch with it. 
We need only to be awake, alive in the present moment."
~Thich Nhat Hanh
"Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life"


  1. Lovely image and quote and I needed both today so thank you Margaret!

  2. Somehow it was easy to be in the present moment when you were walking so much- harder back in the (un)real world sometimes...
    I took this photo mainly because the sunlight came out: it had been such a bleak day the previous day! And the sunlight brought new joy to the whole scene...