Mindfulness Monday – Pain

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“Radical acceptance means feeling sorrow and pain
without resisting.
It means feeling desire or dislike
without judging ourselves
or being driven to act on it.”

~Tara Brach

“Be the silent watcher of your thoughts and behavior.
You are beneath the thinker.
You are the mental noise.
You are the love and joy beneath the pain.”

~ Eckhart Tolle

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10 thoughts on “Mindfulness Monday – Pain

  1. Whoa. Powerful post! Love Tolle. Will have to check out more on Tara Brach. Nice Wen! I’m reading this during a thunderstorm so both poems are speaking to me with booms in the background, pretty cool. ~Kim

      • I so wish I could do something for you! The high pain will pass and you will get to the regular pain. Not much comfort but it’s something… I am going post these quotes by my desk, I need them everyday. Get through this one Wen! Thinking about you, my friend. ~Kim

        • Mainly right now, I hurt my back. Most everything is better. Mostly, it’s my darn back.
          I hope you are having a low pain day.
          I have a friend coming for a visit. Exciting, but nervous. I don’t want to be in pain the whole time she’s here.
          We never want that, but it happens doesn’t it? I’ll persevere.

          • Sending good healing thoughts your way. Enjoy your friend Wen, she’ll be happy to see you no matter what. I always tell the people I visit there better be dirty dishes in the sink, dust on the coffee table and if the floor is vacuumed I am leaving cause you need a nap!
            ~Kim

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