Mindfulness: A Simple Outline!!!!

  
Frank Glick took this photo at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. When he recorded the shot, he never could have guessed how much it was going to mean to the widow of the World War II veteran buried there. — Star Tribune
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Each step fulfilled leads to the next step. Healing or happiness does not arrive from a calm, a mellow straight line path. Rather, it is a path with set backs, turmoil and stress. It is a path inhabited with intense terror, enormous anxiety and fear of the unknown.
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It is an infinitely simple path, visually, a mundane looking innocent exercise. It unfolds like this:
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Awareness (Paying attention, Present moment living)
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Mindfulness (daily focus practice on the breath)
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Acceptance (ok with uncomfortable, letting go)
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Surrender (no resistance, heart is a butterfly net)
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Gratitude (shedding desires, eliminating needs)
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Giving (In a loving kindness way, no reward needed)
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Freedom (Life expands, the ego has faded for a moment)
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Happiness (the mind empties, life deepens, expands)
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More happiness hopefully.
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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Jennifer on May 27, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    What a beautiful tribute to this widow. Amazing how such simple acts can bring joy to us when not expected.

    “Each step fulfilled leads to the next step. Healing or happiness does not arrive from a calm, a mellow straight line path. Rather, it is a path with set backs, turmoil and stress. It is a path inhabited with intense terror, enormous anxiety and fear of the unknown”.

    This is powerful and true. Life is not an easy journey. It is a day by day challenge.

    “It is an infinitely simple path, visually, a mundane looking innocent exercise. It unfolds like this:”

    And then your guidance – exercise may seem mundane but even more powerful when followed – make the effort.

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