A Mindfulness Moment

Ian Paul Marshall —  May 8, 2011

a moment of mindfulness

So I’m starting up a new series here on the site. It’s called A Moment of Mindfulness. It’ll run every Monday. I’ll be sharing Tao and Zen type moments of truth. My hope is that these posts will inspire and help you find a moment of mindfulness within all the seemingly mad-moments of life.

To start I figured why not share a meditation from my book, The Tao of Abundance.

The wisdom of the Tao is timeless. Cultures and people throughout time have found inspiration from it’s teachings. Lao-Tzu the author of the Tao-Te-Ching was once asked what makes the Tao so valuable? He answered, “Why is the tao so valuable? Because it is everywhere, and everyone can use it.”

It is my hope that this will find you wherever you are, inspire you in some way, and that in some shape or form you will be able to use it in your life.



Before manifestation
There is pure potentiality
Before potential there is power
A supreme presence
Resting in itself
It’s been called
A million names
Love, abundance, supreme-bliss
But for now let’s call it Joy
For to be in Joy
Is to be in Love
And love and joy is what
All the world seeks
But the wise know
To look within first
For the seed of all creation
Sleeps within
And joy is what gives it life
It’s been said that God
Is Joy
That’s why all the world
Is Driven by it
So be in Joy
and you’ll be in Love
Then you’ll touch
The Power
Of your own
Pure Potential

The Tao of Abundance