“For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“When you are caught in the heavy rains of anger, open the umbrella of the mind, [and] take refuge under the roof of reason!”
Mehmet Murat Ildan
“Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.”
As Wendy indicated in her recent post, “Out of Touch”, she is having “technical difficulties.”
I find myself often full of anger, “righteous” or otherwise, thus another self-therapeutic Mindfulness Monday.
“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.”
image: (c) Lorraine (please do not use without permission)
“The real gift of gratitude is that the more grateful you are, the more present you become.”
“Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.”
“Gratitude: a process of forgiveness, mindfulness, hope, awe, presence and expanded awareness all rolled into one amazing state of being.”
Lorraine, hosting Mindfulness Monday for October 8, 2018.
Today is Canadian Thanksgiving Day/ Jour de l’action de grâce so I chose quotes dealing with gratitude. And, remember:
“Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgivings.”
William Arthur Ward
“I am grateful for what I have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.”
Henry David Thoreau
Image © Lorraine
“Do not lose yourself in the past. Do not lose yourself in the future. Do not get caught in your anger, worries or fears.Come back to the present moment, and touch life deeply. This is mindfulness.”
Thich Njat Hanh
“The day you stop worrying will be the first day of your new life; anxiety takes you in circles, trust in yourself and become free.”
“Don’t believe every worried thought you have. Worried thoughts are notoriously inaccurate.”
As Wendy indicated, I will drop by from time to time to do the Mindfulness Monday post.
Finding mindfulness quotes concerning worry was an excellent therapeutic exercise.
As an added bonus because I really like the idea:
“Worry is a misuse of your imagination.”
Image: © Lorraine (Please do not use without permission)
“The most powerful
relationship you will
ever have is the
relationship with yourself.”
“To be beautiful means
to be yourself.
You don’t need
to be accepted by others.
You need to accept
~Thich Nhat Hanh
“Be the silent watcher
of your thoughts and behavior.
You are beneath the thinker.
You are stillness beneath
the mental noise.
You are the love and
joy beneath the pain.”
I’m thrilled to announce that Lorraine has agreed be a regular contributor to Mindfulness Monday. She has been so amazing filling in for me on the many days when I just didn’t feel like I could look at the computer; and, I think you’ll all agree, she has done an awesome job. I hope you will welcome her and continue to enjoy the quotes and photos she shares with us.
Don’t worry, I’m not giving up my blog, or Mindfulness Monday. It is my hope that I will be able to focus on more in depth posts again, and I will still contribute to Mindfulness Monday as I increase my mindfulness practice.
*self portrait by W. Holcombe. My many faces of self.
“For me mindfulness is like building a house,
so, the next time the tsunami
that depression is comes,
I’ll have a structure to resist it.”
“Regardless of how dark and downbeat
the places you may find yourself,
there always exists the potential
for another path.”
“You don’t have to control
You just have to let them
stop controlling you.”
Image: © Lorraine (filling in for Wendy; using the theme she had chosen)
“Piglet noticed that even thought he had a small heart,
it could hold a rather large amount of gratitude.”
A. A. Milne
“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
“The moment one gives close attention to anything,
even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome,
indescribably magnificent world in itself.”
Image: Lorraine 2018 (filling in for Wendy)
“Gardening is an active
participation in the
deepest mysteries of
~ Thomas Berry
“Look deep into nature
and then you will
understand everything better.”
~ Albert Einstein
“Gardening simply does not allow
one to be mentally old, because
too many hopes and dreams
are yet to be realized.”
*Photo taken at Tucson Botanical Garden, Tucson AZ, by W. Holcombe, all rights reserved. Please do not use without permission.