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Mindfulness is...

Updated: Apr 10, 2020


What is Mindfulness?

Paying Attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally. - Jon Kabat-Zinn.

Now: Enhance the quality of the moment.

Over Time: Enhance the quality of your life. - from Mindfulness with John Ullman.

In his course, Mr. Ullman shares the following quotes.

All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone. - Blaise Pascal

Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it's letting go. - Hermann Hesse

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. - Dalai Lama.

Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breath the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal. - John F. Kennedy

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

What do you feel when you look out at those galaxies? If you go out into a desert or up in the mountains where the sky is clear, you see this colossal affair that you are involved in. It makes a lot of people feel very small, but it shouldn't. It should make you feel as big as it is, because it's all inseparably connected with what you call you. - Alan Watts

From this distant vantage point, the Earth might not seem of any particular interest. But for us, it is different. Consider again that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being that ever was, lived out their lives...every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there - on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam. - Carl Sagan

So remember -

Be kind to your mind, Mentor your mind, Remind your mind.

- J. Ullman.


-bcalmbzen blogger

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