Mindfulness Monday – Eating

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“Food reveals our connection with the earth.
Each bite contains the life of the sun and the earth…..
We can see and taste the whole universe in a piece of bread!
Contemplating our food for a few seconds before eating,
and eating in mindfulness,
can bring us to much happiness.”

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

 

“Mindful eating is about awareness.
When you eat mindfully,
you slow down,
pay attention to the food you’re eating,
and savor every bite.”

~ Susan Albers

 

“Mindful eating is a way
to become reacquainted
with the guidance of
our internal nutritionist.”

~ Jan Chozen Bays

 

** be sure to check out my upcoming post on Mindful Eating.  I’m working on it and hope it will be out in a couple of days.

 

*photo taken by W. Holcombe, please do not copy without permission.

 

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Mindfulness Monday – Resolutions

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“I will breathe.
I think of solutions.
I will not let my worry control me.
I will not let my stress level breatk me.
I will simply breathe and it will
be okay because I don’t quit.”

~ Shayne McClendon

 

 

“Just slow down
Slow down your speech
Slow down your breathing.
Slow down your walking.
Slow down your eating.
And let that slower, steadier
pace perfume your mind.
Just slow down…”

~ Doko

 

*image by W. Holcombe, please do not copy without permission.  all rights reserved.

Mindfulness Monday – New Year

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“She made a revolutionary idea:
She would make more time for
life’s truly important things

First on the list:
breathing.”

~ Amy Rubin Flett

 

“You are never too old to
set another goal
or to dream a new
Dream.”

~ Aristotle

 

*artwork by W. Holcombe, Please do not use without permission.

Mindfulness Monday: Kindness

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.

~ Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dali Lama

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.

~ Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dali Lama

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.

~ Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dali Lama.

Wendy needs some quiet time, this Monday, to recover from a migraine.

Given the season, kindness seems an appropriate theme.

And the Dalai Lama speaks so eloquently and mindfully of it.

Be kind to yourself.

Lorraine

image: (c) Lorraine

Mindfulness Monday – Balance

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“Life is all about balance.
You don’t always need to be getting stuff done.
Stometimes it’s perfectly okay,
and absolutely necessary,
to shut down,
kick back,
and do nothing.”

~ Lori Deschene

 

“Balance is the key to everything.
What we do, think, say, eat, feel,
they all require awareness
and through this awareness
we can grow.”

~ Koi Fresco

 

*photo by w. holcombe, please do not use without permission.

Mindfulness Monday – Giving

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“Kindness in words creates confidence.
Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.
Kindness in giving creates love.”

~ Lao Tzu

 

“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

 

 

*artwork created and owned by W. Holcombe, please do not use without permission.

Mindfulness Monday – 14th Dalai Lama

“There are only two days in the year
that nothing can be done.
One is called yesterday and the other
is called tomorrow,
so today is the right day
to love,
believe,
do,
and mostly live.”

~ His holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

 

 

“Old friends pass away, new friends appear.
It is just like the days.
An old day passes,
a new day arrives.
The important thing
is to make it meaningful:
a meaningful friend –
or a meaningful day.”

~ His holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

 

*photos by W. Holcombe. please do not copy without permission.