Not ever giving up is much easier when mindfulness is APPLIED!!!!!!!!

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While on a mindful path, we learn to let go, to shed desire, to accept ourselves and to bring awareness to each breath, now.
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Challenges, difficult times, loss have been minimized, then.
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If “I” am truly empty, why ever entertain giving up.
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Why would I ever have to give up on life, living, and what would be The reason?
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If the journey is the path, then not earning, keeping, possessing the prize is a moot point. Nothing to give up or lose.
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Life presents only this breath, accept or suffer.
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Control is a delusion for the fearful and weak.
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Buddhism stresses enhanced awareness of the formation of thoughts,

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Ekman and Davidson conclude:
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“Rather than focusing on increasing consciousness of one’s inner state, as Buddhism does,
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the emphasis in psychology has instead been on learning how to reappraise situations,
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or control (regulate) emotional behavior and expressions.”
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Psychoanalysis tries to make the patient aware of past tendencies and events, fixations, and blocks that lead to the miseries of neurosis and prevent her from functioning normally in the world.
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Buddhism takes a different position.
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It stresses enhanced awareness of the formation of thoughts,
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which allows for the immediate identification of an angry thought as it arises,
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and for its deconstruction the next instant,
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the way a picture drawn on the surface of water melts away as it is sketched.
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We repeat the same process with the next thought, and so on.”
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Kindness, gratitude have permanence, I sense it strongly!

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The most valuable possessions I own are not physical, not concrete, not insurable, not touchable.
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It must not be a house, car, jewelry, job, or title.
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I value my gratitude, my giving, my practice, my special relationships more than all else.
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When I sit, let go, empty my mind, and enter this present moment, this breath is all I need.
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It is a much simpler and rewarding way to live.
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We do not have to be an accomplished meditator to change our life drastically.
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So mindfulness exposes the nature of thought, emotion and body sensation!

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Mindfulness in full swing curtails the proliferation of thought and emotion at times.
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This ability exposes the brilliance of experiencing life unencumbered in this present moment.
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The road less traveled, the journey we were meant to experience reveals itself.
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We are not accomplishing, defeating, competing, winning or losing anything to anyone, we are focusing, emptying, accepting and finally surrendering to now.
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If we add gratitude and loving kindness giving, giving without regard for reward, our practice deepens exponentially.
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The rest takes care of itself. This journey has become brilliant,,special.
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This journey is lived in this present moment, brilliant, unbelievable in depth and opportunity.
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What a reward for such a simple practice.
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Take up the yoke and change your life drastically, magically!
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Mindfulness is simple, the depth of practice can be enormous

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Excerpt From: Catherine, Shaila. “Focused and Fearless.”
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“As the momentum of mindfulness increases, “concentration correspondingly strengthens.
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The concentration that develops through a continuity of mindfulness with changing objects is called “momentary concentration.”
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The mind momentarily collects, but then it disperses as the flow of sensory experiences ebbs and alters.
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Thinking can arise, but the thoughts do not diminish the concentrated state.
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Mindfulness inhibits proliferations of thought because it meets the experience of thinking immediately.

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The content of thought relates only to the phenomena at hand.”
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Sit For 7 Years Accumulative In Silent Retreat And The Breath Has This Depth::: Presenting Shaila Catherine

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“When the breath is used to develop mindfulness,
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emphasis is placed on clear perception of changing sensations through the full duration of an inhale and exhale.
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With tremendous precision, the meditator experiences a multitude of fleeting sensations:
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tingles, vibrations, pressure, heat, for instance.
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Pressure may increase or decrease.
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Pulsing may vary in rhythm.
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The intensity of heat or cold may fluctuate.
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This meticulous sensitivity to physical variations brings the mind to a state of exquisite clarity
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that allows you to see the impermanent and empty nature of phenomena and
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witness the relationship between the mind and body.
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You can observe how sights and smells can trigger vivid memories,
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how intentions affect physical movements,
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and how emotions manifest in the body.”
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More time or less time,,,, time out,,,,

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Bailey in a selfie of sorts–
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We can not escape times constant reach in today’s environment.
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At least we can discount its importance and let go of judgments around time.
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If you think there is not enough time, we have the same amount as Mozart, Da Vinci, Michaleangelo, Newton, Edison, Buddha, Lincoln, Mandella, etc.
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Make few judgments on the basis of time.
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Time brings constant judgment, we are early, on time, late.
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How did we do? Well, we have forgot about the journey and replaced it with performance. Not good.
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Do you have enough time.
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Can you save time for later.
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I do not have time to meditate!
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Really.
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Maybe you could rethink that one.
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