When I think of people who seem to embody mindfulness, something they share in common is the quality of graciousness.
When we approach uncertainty as an opportunity for further exploration, it becomes a place of creative possibility.
‘Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.’ Thich Nhat Hanh
‘Where words fail, music speaks.’
‘The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.’
‘Komorebi (Japanese)– the interplay of the light and the leaves when sunlight filters through the trees’.
How we relate to our bodies is closely linked to how we relate to the rest of our lives.
The participants in the program discovered two kinds of connections – connections to other people, and connection to nature.
The magnanimous mind invites us to take a wider perspective rather than getting constantly bogged down in the minutiae of everyday life.
‘Watching over water and over grain, shouldn’t everyone maintain the affection and kindness of nourishing children?’ Dogen Zenji, in his ‘Instructions to the Cook’ Last month we looked at joyful mind, the first of the ‘three minds’ which were recommended by the famous Zen master Dogen Zenji for the monks in his monastery. The second […]