Mindfulness practice has helped me get through some of the roughest patches of my life. I haven’t been practicing as much as I want and would like to resume, I thought a good way to start would be to post a few of my favorite quotes on mindfulness. I hope you enjoy them too. (all photos were taken either by me or Stuart)
“Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different;
enjoying the pleasant without holding on when it changes (which it will);
being with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way (which it won’t).” ~James Baraz
“In the end, just three things matter:
How well we have lived.
How well we have loved.
How well we have learned to let go” ~Jack Kornfield
“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” ~Dalai Lama
“Realize that this very body, with its aches and its pleasures,
is exactly what we need to be fully human, fully awake, fully alive.” – Pema Chodron
“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” ~Dalai Lama
“Be happy in the moment, that’s enough.
Each moment is all we need, not more.” ~ Mother Teresa
** One reason I haven’t been keeping up my mindfulness practice like I used to is that the depression side of my Bipolar Disorder has been taking over my desire to do many things. I started seeing a new psychiatrist on Monday. It was a very in-depth appointment. I took a lot of psychiatric tests before I saw him. They mainly showed that I have a bit of a hard time concentrating. Two of them weren’t really fair because they are exactly like a “game” on Luminostity that I play a lot, if I hadn’t been playing that for a while I would never have been able to do as well on those tests. We discussed my past treatments, what’s going on, all kinds of stuff. He is adjusting some of my medications, and referring me to a therapist he thinks would be good for me to see. I will go back in a month. I’m feeling better just knowing that I am much more comfortable with my care provider and think this is a very positive move.