Updated: Mindfulness from Breath by Breath

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Mindfulness is unbiased. It is not for or against anything, just like a mirror, which does not judge what it reflects. 

 

Mindfulness has no goal other than the seeing itself. 

 

It doesn’t try to add to what’s happening or subtract from it, to improve it in any way. 

 

It isn’t detached, like a person standing on a hill far away from an experience, observing it with binoculars. 

 

It is a form of participation—you are fully living out your life, but you are awake in the midst of it—and it is not limited to the meditation hall. 

 

It can be used on a simple process like the breathing, or on highly charged and unpleasant emotions like fear or loneliness. 

 

It can also follow us into the ordinary life situations that make up our day.

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My two cents: When I meditate, there are no goals, no exertion of Influence, we observe and explore our inner world.

Like a mirror, it does not change the image it reflects.

When the image moves away, the mirror does not keep a copy.

Can we be that mirror in daily life when needed?

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8 responses to this post.

  1. I really like your analogy of mindfulness being like a mirror, that really resonated with me.

  2. Me also

    We make that reflection real at time

  3. I love this. Simple and true. Thanks for the analogy. I may post a link to here.

  4. Thanks

  5. You can achieve anything, it just takes breath.

    Each breath gives new power and renewal.

    One, two, … deep diagphragmic and slow.

    Thanks for sharing! (:

  6. Thanks for your input

    Simplicity

  7. Thank you, love the mirror as I agree, no judgment in mindfulness 👍 love the pic too!

  8. Thank you for your input

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