Apropos of Mindfulness
(Apropos of last week’s Mindfulness – Timely and Timeless post -may this week’s quotes inspire your own deepening into mindfulness in your every day, whatever is happening, life.)
Life is a dance. Mindfulness is witnessing that dance.
– Amit Ray
Mindfulness is knowing what you are experiencing while you are experiencing it.
– Guy Armstrong
Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different; enjoying the pleasant without holding on when it changes (which it will); being with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way (which it won’t).
– James Baraz
Mindfulness is the aware, balanced acceptance of the present experience. It isn’t more complicated than that. It is opening to or receiving the present moment, pleasant or unpleasant, just as it is, without either clinging to it or rejecting it.
– Sylvia Boorstein
Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.
– Thich Nhat Hanh
Mindfulness is about being fully awake in our lives. It is about perceiving the exquisite vividness of each moment. We also gain immediate access to our own powerful inner resources for insight, transformation and healing.
– Jon Kabat-Zinn
Knowledge does not mean mastering a great quantity of different information, but understanding the
nature of mind. This knowledge can penetrate each one of our thoughts and illuminate each one of our perceptions.
– Matthieu Ricard
The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.
– Henry Miller
Always hold fast to the present. Every situation, indeed every moment, is of infinite value, for it is the representative of a whole eternity.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour.
– William Blake
The only way to live is by accepting each minutes as an unrepeatable miracle.
– Tara Brach
Mindfulness isn’t that difficult. We just need to remember to do it.
– Sharon Salzberg