Mindfulness in daily life

 

Wise hope

‘Everywhere I looked, hope existed – but only as some kind of green shoot in the midst of struggle.’

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Valuing deeply

‘We must look at our life without sentimentality, exaggeration or idealism. Does what we are choosing reflect what we most deeply value?’

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An antidote to busyness

‘Zazen (sitting meditation) is in and of itself the alternative to our usual state of grasping, clinging, and goal-orientated life in general. By sitting down, we have arrived.’ Barry Magid

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The middle way

The middle way is like a perfectly tuned violin string – not so taut that it produces a shrill sound, but also not too lose so it can’t be played on.

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Graciousness

When I think of people who seem to embody mindfulness, something they share in common is the quality of graciousness.

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Uncertainty

When we approach uncertainty as an opportunity for further exploration, it becomes a place of creative possibility.

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