Mindfulness Monday – Joy

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“Learning to live in the present moment
is part of the path of joy.”

~ Sarah Ben Breathnach

 

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,
but sometimes you smile can be
the source of your joy.”

~ Thich Nhat Hahn

 

“Ultimately our greatest joy
is when we seek to do good for
others.”

~ Desmond Tutu

 

 

*photo of pumpkin blossom taken by W. Holcombe.  all rights reserved

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Mindfulness Monday – Buddha on Love

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”Radiate boundless love towards the entire world.”

~ Buddha

 

“Just as a mother would protect her only child with her life,
even so let one cultivate a boundless love towards all beings.”

~ Buddha

 

 

  • Remember to Love everyone always.  Know, you are Loved.  (photo taken by W. Holcombe)

Mindfulness Monday – to Hear

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“The quieter you become
the more you can hear.”

~ Ram Dass

 

“Usually when we hear or read something new,
we just compare it to our own ideas.
If it is the same,
we accept it and say that it is correct.
If it is not, we say it is incorrect.
In either case, we learn nothing.”

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

 

“People generally see what they look for,
and hear what they listen for.”

~ Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

 

 

* photo by W. Holcombe.  all rights reserved.  please do not use without permission.

 

Mindfulness Monday – Meditation

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

~ Pema Chödrön

 

“Meditation brings wisdom;
lack of meditation leaves ignorance.
Know what leads you forward
and what holds you back
and choose the path that leads to wisdom.”

~ The Buddha (Dhammapada, verse 282)

 

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

~ David Lynch

 

*photo by W. Holcombe.  All rights reserved.  Please do not use without permission.

 

 

Mindfulness Monday – Jon Kabat-Zinn

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“It’s not a matter of letting go –
you would if you could.
Instead of “Let it go,”
we should probably say
“Let it be.”

~ Jon Kabat-Zinn

 

“As long as you are breathing,
there is more right with you
than there is wrong,
no matter how ill or
how hopeless you may feel.”

~ Jon Kabat-Zinn

 

 

*photo by w. holcombe at Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens.  all rights reserved.

Mindfulness Monday ~ Love

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Do not be afraid to love.
Without love, life is impossible.”

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

 

“You must love in such a way that the person you love feels free.”

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

 

 

Happy Anniversary to my amazing husband.  I love you.

*photo taken at Tumacacori State Park, Sept. 4th, 2004.  all rights reserved

 

Mindfulness Monday – Kindness

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“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”

~ Mark Twain

“Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness, and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.”

~ Og Mandino

*photo by W. Holcombe. Please do not use without permission.

Be kind.