Mindfulness Monday – Joel Osteen

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“When nobody else celebrates you,
learn to celebrate yourself.
When nobody else compliments you,
then compliment yourself.
It’s not up to other people to keep you encouraged.
It’s up to you.
Encouragement should come from inside.”

~ Joel Osteen

 

“You may have made a lot of wrong choices,
but you’ve also made a lot of choices that were right.
Focus on your good qualities.
Focus on your victories.
Get off the treadmill of guilt.”

~ Joel Osteen

 

 

*artwork on Picnic with Ants created by W. Holcombe, unless otherwise noted.

 

Mindfulness Monday – Meditation

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“The thing about meditation is:
You become more and more you.”

~ David Lynch

 

“Meditation practice isn’t about trying to throw
ourselves away and become something better.
It’s about befriending who we are already.”

~ Pema Chodron

 

“Meditation is the breath of your soul.
Just a breathing is the life of the body,
meditation is the life of the soul.”

~Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

 

*all artwork on Picnic with Ants created by W. Holcombe, unless otherwise noted.  Please do not use without permission of the artist.

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

Mindfulness Monday – Buddha

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“The way is not the sky.
The way is in the heart.”

~Buddha

 

“Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.”

~Buddha

 

“Do not dwell in the past,
do not dream of the future,
concentrate the mind on the present moment.”

~Buddha

 

*all artwork on Picnic with Ants created by Wendy Holcombe, unless otherwise noted.  Please do not use without permission.

Mindfulness Monday – Loss

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“Everything that has a beginning, has an ending.
Make your peace with all that and all will be well.”

~ Buddha

“Compassion invites us to open our heart
to everyone who experiences
joy and loss,
pleasure and pain,
hope and despair.
This includes ourselves.

~Heather Strong, Mindfulness and Grief

 

*all artwork and photos on Picnic with Ants created by W. Holcombe, unless otherwise noted.

Mindfulness Monday – abandon

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“Sometimes people hunger for more than bread.
It is possible that
our children, or husband, our wife,
do not hunger for bread,
do not need clothes,
do not lack a house.
But are we equally sure that
none of them feels alone,
abandoned,
neglected,
needing some affection?
That too is poverty.”

~ Mother Teresa

“Even if others abandon you
You must never abandon yourself.”

~T. Helwig

 

Mindfulness Monday – Change

“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking.
It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”

~ Albert Einstein

“Everyone thinks of changing the world,
but no one thinks of changing himself.”

~ Leo Tolstoy

 

*all photos on Picnic with Ants taken by Wendy Holcombe unless otherwise noted.