Mindfulness Monday: to be in the moment*

“In this moment, there is plenty of time. In this moment, you are precisely as you should be. In this moment, there is infinite possibility.”

Victoria Moran

“Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.”

Mother Teresa

“Welcome to the present moment. Here. Now. The only moment there ever is.”

Eckhart Tolle

* Wendy is settling into her new life in Tucson and asked me to fill in for her today. When she gets the chance, she’ll post about her adventures.

This week, I’m returning to the simple principal of mindfulness (as Wendy has taught me): be in the moment.

© Lorraine (detail of tile mosaic, Natural History Museum subway station, NYC)

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23 thoughts on “Mindfulness Monday: to be in the moment*

    1. A difficult question. I think mindfulness is not being in the past or future. Wendy could speak much better on this for she deals with chronic illness and chronic pain. And mindfulness is used with chronic pain and mental issues. I will ponder your intelligent and excellent question.
      Perhaps some can answer in a comment. I still struggle with mindfulness practice myself.

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        1. No need to apologize! It really is an important question, and meowiesite offers some suggestions in her comment on how to integrate mindfulness into a pain-ridden life.
          I am just learning to practice mindfulness — and I have days like that too!

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            1. Wendy couldn’t comment directly, so she asked me to insert her comment:
              “Mindfulness is being in the moment without judgement. So, if we’re in pain, don’t think of it as good or bad, it just is. Sounds odd, but it really does help.
              I suggest reading “How to be Sick,” by Toni Bernhard.
              I also found this article helpful: https://psychcentral.com/lib/using-mindfulness-to-approach-chronic-pain/.”
              Wendy is getting settled in, and has been having wrist issues, so hasn’t been on her computer, and she couldn’t get the comment to stick using her phone — on her own blog — technology wins again, lol.

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                1. Excellent book, I hear. I need to read it. I have a friend who loves it. Has good mindfulness techniques, much like Jon Kabat-Zinn. They give more mindfulness practice advice, where How to be Sick, by Toni Bernhard gives more emotional support. She has a later book that focuses on the same stuff, and it’s really good, but I read the original first and it really spoke to me. Sounds like we both have books to explore. 😊
                  Always here for you.
                  xo wendy

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  1. Rita McGregor

    I hope the move is going well for them. Moves are hard on those of us with chronic pain–but so worth it when they are to a better place. She’s in my thoughts. 🙂

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    1. She is settling in — boxes getting stacked and unpacked. Having movers made it easier, rather than having to do it themselves. I think she is holding in there. Hard, to be sure, but to a better place, I agree.

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  2. I have found that if I focus on something other than the pain I am having, an image, a feeling somewhere else in my body, or escape into thoughts, I can forget my pain-IF it isn’t too severe. If it is very bad, that stops working for me.

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  3. These are fantastic quotes, thanks for sharing Lorraine. I might write out that Victoria Moran one as use it as a kind of daily affirmation, something to bring comfort when I find myself too stressed out , exhausted and in pain. Really hope all’s good with Wendy..!! 🙂

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    1. Wendy is doing well. Her phone and blog aren’t communicating well, so she hasn’t been able to get in to comment.
      Settling in and getting the boxes unpacked.
      I like the Victoria Moran quote too. It does have that affirming mantra feel to it.

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