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I'm In the Here and Now : 5th Blog Anniversary

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I'm in the here and now: 5th Blogiversary

I’m in the here and now: 5th Blogiversary

All of the last four anniversaries, I’ve dwelled on the past, and wondered about the future.

This year, I’m in the here and now.

 

 

My mantra:

I have arrived, I am home

In the here, in the now.

I am solid, I am free.

In the ultimate I dwell.

This is my meditation since the last week, and it has brought me so much peace, I’ve decided to make it the mantra of my life.

The author of the book this is from, Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese monk, says:

“Hold fast to these words, and you’ll be able to establish your presence solidly in the present, just as when you hold on to a railing while climbing stairs, you never fall.”

This is what I want for my life, and my blogging — to be home each moment, in the here and now. So Here I am, Now. And that is all.

Damyanti Biswas

Damyanti Biswas is the author of You Beneath Your Skin and numerous short stories that have been published in magazines and anthologies in the US, the UK, and Asia. She has been shortlisted for Best Small Fictions and Bath Novel Awards and is co-editor of the Forge Literary Magazine. Her forthcoming literary crime thriller, The Blue Bar is represented by Lucienne Diver from The Knight Agency, and will be published by Thomas & Mercer on January 1, 2023.

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