Thursday, October 24, 2013

Mindfulness is......

Mindfulness is the energy that helps us to be truly present.
When you are truly present, you are more in control of situations, you have more
love, patience, understanding, and compassion. That strengthens and improves
your quality of being. It can be very healing to touch your true nature of
no-self. Psychotherapy can learn a lot from this teaching.
Answers from the Heart: Practical Responses to Burning

In Asian languages, the word for ‘mind’ and the word for
‘heart’ are the same word. So when we hear the word ‘mindfulness’, we have to
inwardly also hear ‘heartfulness’ in order to grasp it even as a concept, and
especially as a way of being.
Jon Kabat-Zinn

Mindfulness is not just a word or a discourse by the Buddha,
but a meaningful state of mind. It means we have to be here now, in this very
moment, and we have to know what is happening internally and externally. It
means being alert to our motives and learning to change unwholesome thoughts and
emotions into wholesome ones. Mindfulness is a mental activity that in due
course eliminates all suffering.
Ayya Khema, 'Be an Island'

mindful Photo

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