Pleasant and unpleasant

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We use mindfulness
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to observe the way
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we cling to pleasant experiences
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and push away unpleasant ones
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Sharon Salzburg
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Thoughts versus empty

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“The mind has to be empty to see clearly.”
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Jiddu Krishnamurti
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Be still!

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“The quieter you become, the more you can hear.”
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Baba Ram Dass
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“Our greatest experiences are our quietest moments.”
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Nietzsche
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“Be still and know.”
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Aristotle
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In the freshness of the present moment!

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“In the freshness of the present moment,
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past is gone,
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future is not yet born,
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and—if one remains in pure mindfulness and freedom—
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disturbing thoughts arise and
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go without leaving a trace.
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That is basic meditation.”
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Matthew Ricard
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Skills we neglect

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Happiness is a skill,
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emotional balance is a skill,
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compassion and altruism are skills,
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and like any skill
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they need to be developed.
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That’s what education is about.”
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Matthew Ricard
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Our own worst enemy?

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“Our own worst enemy
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cannot harm us
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as much as our
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unwise thoughts.
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No one can help us
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as much as our own
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compassionate thoughts.”
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~Buddha~
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Finding whatever is good!

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“If you concentrate
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on finding whatever is good
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in every situation,
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you will discover
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that your life
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will suddenly
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be filled with gratitude,
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a feeling
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that nurtures the soul.”
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~Rabbi Harold Kushner~
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