Posts Tagged ‘MINDFULNESS’

Perfect Man or Woman

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“The perfect man employs his mind as a mirror;
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it grasps nothing,
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it refuses nothing,
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it receives,
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but does not keep.”
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Chuang-Tzu
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Always work with it

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“Whatever the present moment contains,
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accept it as if you had chosen it.
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Always work with it,
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not against it.”
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Eckhart Tolle
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Choose letting go as a constant way of practicing mindfulness
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Every time a judgment surfaces, see if you can let it go, release the bias, free yourself.
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It takes deliberate action to experience wellbeing, like letting go, focusing and being aware.
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Updated: Clarity, doing nothing, letting go

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“Leave everything as it is
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in fundamental simplicity,
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and clarity will arise by itself.
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Only by doing nothing
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will you do all
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there is to be done.”
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—Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
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What fires together, wires together, where we place attention grows, where we withhold withers and dies.
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Let others own their words, their behavior without input from us.
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External things, people and situations can not impact our true nature, our spirit, our soul.
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Tim Robbins in Shawshank Redmeption stated, “There is a place in everyone’s mind that can not be controlled, imprisoned.”
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Sit today and search for that inner, secure place.
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Concentration

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“As long as we have practiced neither concentration nor mindfulness,
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the ego takes itself for granted and remains its usual normal size,
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as big as the people around one will allow.”
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– Ayya Khema
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Wellbeing is an internal condition of living in the moment, unencumbered by judgement.
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The ego inflates or deflates with external stimulus, feedback.
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Less ego seems to bring more opportunity for happiness.
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Thoughts appear then disappear hopefully

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“As I noticed feelings and thoughts appear and disappear,
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it became increasingly clear that they were just coming and going on their own. . . .
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There was no sense of a self owning them.”
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– Tara Brach
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On average 60,000 thoughts cross our consciousness daily.
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Generated without our input, these thoughts fade quickly without our attention.
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Letting the mind empty and focus entirely in this moment expands our opportunity for wellbeing.
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Pay attention to the little things around you!

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“The significance is hiding
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in the insignificant.
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Appreciate everything.”
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– Eckhart Tolle
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Find the gratitude that surrounds you.
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Start with small things.
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Mindset before Meditating

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If we were to have a goal while meditating, it would look like this.
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There is no right or wrong.
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No good or bad.
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No pleasure or pain.
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No decisions, bias or judgments.
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No emotions.
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No I, me, mine or Ego.
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No resistance, control or exertion of influence.
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No avoidance.
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There is a lot of letting go.
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What’s left is awareness, acceptance, then surrender to all that arises.
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