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Mindfulness

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“Mindfulness is the aware,

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balanced acceptance of the present experience.
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It isn’t more complicated than that.
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It is opening to or receiving the present moment,
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pleasant or unpleasant,
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just as it is,
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without either clinging to it
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or rejecting it.”
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Sylvia Boorstein
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Impermanence

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Impermanence is a principle of harmony.
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When we don’t struggle against it,
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we are in harmony with reality.”
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~Pema Chodron~
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That Space

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“Between stimulus and response there is a space.
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In that space is our power to choose our response.
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In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”
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Victor Frankl
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Meditation/Mindfulness develops that space, an interval of time, where we can decide whether to express anger, sorrow or joy.
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Yes, emotions come and go, they stay longer when we grasp them, and exit quickly when we stay present.
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Choose wisely!

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Choices

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“Gratitude and attitude
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are not challenges;
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they are choices.”
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Robert Braathe
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Today

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“Forget yesterday–it has already forgotten you.
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Don’t sweat tomorrow–you haven’t even met.
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Instead, open your eyes and
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your heart to a truly precious gift—

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—today.”
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Steve Maraboli
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Gratitude is action

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“Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude.
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Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness.
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Thankfulness may consist merely of words.
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Gratitude is shown in acts.”
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Henri Frederic Amiel
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The capacity of a Heart

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“Piglet noticed that even though

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he had a Very Small Heart,
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it could hold a rather

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large amount of Gratitude.”
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A.A. Milne
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