‘The most precious thing we can give to another is our presence, which contributes to the collective energy of mindfulness and peace.’
Many of us do yearn for a sense of stillness among all the rushing around, some time for quiet reflection and rest.
‘Everywhere I looked, hope existed – but only as some kind of green shoot in the midst of struggle.’
‘We must look at our life without sentimentality, exaggeration or idealism. Does what we are choosing reflect what we most deeply value?’
‘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
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.
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.’