It means taking the time to deliberately ‘craft’ an experience of inner tranquility, to rest in the present noticing a moment of beauty.
‘Everywhere I looked, hope existed – but only as some kind of green shoot in the midst of struggle.’
‘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’.
The participants in the program discovered two kinds of connections – connections to other people, and connection to nature.
‘Silence is essential. We need silence, just as much as we need air, just as much as plants need light.’
Kintsukuroi – the Japanese art of repairing pottery with gold or silver lacquer and understanding that the piece is more beautiful for having been broken.
Throughout our daily work as doctors, we see the body’s “enthusiasm for life”.
One of the most exciting developments in mindfulness over the past four decades has been its increasing use for therapeutic aims.
‘When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.’ John Muir