‘We have a tendency to think in terms of doing and not in terms of being. We think that when we’re not doing anything, we’re wasting our time. But that’s not true.’
One of my favourite times, when I am away at a residential retreat, is the early morning meditation.
‘The most precious thing we can give to another is our presence, which contributes to the collective energy of mindfulness and peace.’
‘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
‘Who or what we are is defined by the quality of our engagement with this moment, whatever its content.’
Mindfulness, at its heart, is about taking good care of our lives, living it with a sense of presence and love.
How hard can it be, to be mindful? After all, we’re already in the present moment – we haven’t time-travelled anywhere.
‘The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.’ Thich Nhat Hanh What does it mean, to be present? In one sense we are, of course, always present. Where else could we possibly be? Yet we probably all know the feeling of […]