Mindfulness Monday – Love

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What is the difference between “I like you”
and “I love you”?

Beautifully answered by Buddha:
“When you like a flower, you just pluck it.
But when you love a flower, you water it daily.”

 

“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

 

All artwork shown on Picnic with Ants created by W. Holcombe, unless otherwise specified.  All rights reserved.  Please don’t use without permission.

Mindfulness Monday – Change

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photo by S. Holcombe, rights reserved.

“If you change the way you look at things,
the things you look at change.”

~Wayne Dyer

 

“The only way to make sense out of change
is to plunge into it,
more with it,
and join the dance.”

~Alan Watts

Mindfulness Monday – Moments

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Butterfly by W. Holcombe.  all rights reserved

“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

“The best way to capture moments is to pay attention.
This is how we cultivate mindfulness.
Mindfulness means being awake.
It means knowing what you are doing.”

~Jon Kabat-Zinn

 

Mindfulness Monday – 33

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photo by S. Holcombe

“Don’t believe everything you think.
Thoughts are just that – thoughts.”

~ Allan Lokos

“Feelings, whether of compassion or irritation, should be welcomed,
recognized, and treated on an absolutely equal basis;
because both are ourselves.
The tangerine I am eating is me.
The mustard greens I am planting are me.
I plant with all my heart and mind.
I clean this teapot with the kind of attention I would have were I giving the baby Buddha or Jesus a bath.
Nothing should be treated more carefully than anything else.
In mindfulness, compassion, irritation, mustard green plant, and teapot are all sacred.”

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

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 – 31 Rumi

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photo by S. Holcombe

“Do not worry that your life is turning upside down.
How do you know that the side you are used to
is better than the one to come?”

~Rumi

“If you only say one prayer in a day, make it
‘Thank you’.”

~Rumi

Mindfulness Monday 30 – Beginnings

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photo by S. Holcombe

“We turn not older with years
but newer every day.”

~ Emily Dickenson

 

“So I close my eyes to old ends
and open my heart to new beginnings.”

~Nick Frederickson

 

“There are far better things ahead
than any we leave behind.”

~C.S. Lewis