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 – Health

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“Health is a large word.
It embraces not the body only,
but the mind and spirit as well;…
and not today’s pain or pleasure alone,
but the whole being and outlook of a man.”

~ James H. West

“The secret of health for both mind and body
is not to mourn for the past,
not to worry about the future,
or not to anticipate troubles,
but to live the present moment
wisely and earnestly.”

~Siddartha Guatama Buddha

 

**all artwork on Picnic with Ants has been created by W. Holcombe unless otherwise noted.  This piece was influence by tarren on Etsy, and was a gift to S. Holcombe.

Mindfulness Monday 28 – Giving

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“Before giving, the mind of the giver is happy;
while giving, the mind of the giver is made peaceful;
and having given, the mind of the giver is uplifted.”

~ Buddha

“The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention.
When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.”

~Thich Nhat Hanh

Mindfulness Monday 10

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detail of Buddha painting by              w. holcombe

“When watching after yourself, you watch after others.
When watching after others, you watch after yourself.”
~ The Buddha

 

“Hatred is never appeased by hatred in this world.
By non-hatred alone is hatred appeased. This is a law eternal.”
~ The Buddha