Practicing mindfulness meditation creates a steady, calm space so that what used to overwhelm me is far more manageable. I understand from my own observation that what I am feeling in the moment is like a passing cloud....
His dark prediction about the future has become our present.
Buddha talking to the people of Kalama told them to be skeptical of all those who come and say they have the truth or use their authority, knowledge, wisdom to persuade others that they hold the truth. Read the Kalama Sutra. He ends up by saying:
"However, after thorough observation, investigation, analysis and reflection, when you find that anything agrees with reason and your experience, and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, and of the world at large; accept only that as true, and shape your life in accordance with it; and live up to it."
These words, the Buddha went on to say, must be applied to his own teachings.
When one is had by their Vision and is working on their competence of accepting themselves and at the same time with the commitment to be better tomorrow than I was today at being me and being better at the work I do it changes one's perspective.
We each have a unique contribution because no one has had another person's experience. Being present. Being aware. Being intentional. Mindfulness like any human endeavor is about practice. Regular practice. No matter how I am feeling it is there as my teaching. Can I slow myself down? Can I focus on doing here doing what I need to be doing. We are mindful or mind full. It is always a choice
Exercise Your Mind Just Like Your Abs With 10-Minute Mindfulness Huffington Post As Konnikova recently wrote in the New Yorker, achieving mindfulness can be just as easy as "10-Minute Abs." Faithfully practicing mindfulness for 10 minutes each day...
Quotes from Jon Kabat-Zinn who uses mindfulness meditation to help people reduce stress and deal with chronic pain. Founder of UMMC Stress Reduction Clinic (Being a parent is one of greatest mindfulness practices of all.
At one time or another, we’ve all experienced rushing mindlessly through our daily routines, missing how there are many opportunities to turn routine activities into moments for mindfulness, (How To Practice Mindfulness (No Matter How Busy You Are)...
For the first time since the field of psychology formally became a science, which was only a century ago, serious attention is being paid to happiness.
Some good reflections by Deepak Chopra.
Often we think of happiness as a destination, a place to get to. It's the journey and being in the present in this journey. As every there becomes a here. There exists in my imagination. As some say it's the only nation many pledge allegiance to. If things are going to be better tomorrow it also means they are good today.
Letting go and falling away are interesting concepts. To Charlie Brown's question may be another question: Is happiness a series of incidents that allow me to see how present I am in dealing with each one. Maybe best to look at happiness as a practice.
I am taking an improv class to go along with the idea that my life is one continual Improv. In Improv you always say yes and look for the better in the good that is always in front of oneself. Like the world being on the backs of turtles all the way down. My life is choices, all the way down. The one that wins is the one I feed. ozzie Mindfulness.com
At first glance you might not put mindfulness and fear together or think that one can counterbalance the other. But while mindfulness invites us to be present with fear rather than run from it, it also frees us from being stuck in fearful thoughts an...
Slate MagazineHow the Mindful Parenting Movement Is Setting Parents Up to FailSlate MagazineIf you have never encountered “mindfulness” or tried to meditate, then congratulations, your soul must be very post-evolved (or absent).
Compassion is often seen as grounded in mindfulness, which is the capacity to sustain moment-by-moment focused awareness of and openness to one's internal experience and immediate environment, without judgement and with ...