Mindfulness Monday – Beauty

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“In every bend of time

there is some surprise,

joy and beauty.

Mindfulness is the

light to discover it.”

~ Amit Ray

 

“Beauty surrounds us.”

~ Rumi

 

“Because of your smile,

you make life more beautiful.”

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

 

“Everything has beauty,

but not everyone sees it.”

~ Confucius

 

* As I was walking into the doctor’s office, I saw this flower; it was all alone in the middle of a parking lot, sharing it’s beauty.  I had to share it with you.

photo by Wendy Holcombe.  Please do not use without permission.

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Mindfulness Monday – How to

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“Respond; don’t react.

Listen; don’t talk.

Think; don’t assume.”

 

~ Raji Lukkoor

 

 

“Begin at once to live,

and count each day as a separate life.”

 

~ Seneca

 

 

“The way to live in the present is to remember that

‘This too shall pass.’

When you experience joy, remembering that

‘This too shall pass’

helps you savor the here and now.

‘This too shall pass’

Reminds you that grief, like joy, is only temporary.”

 

~ Joey Green

 

 

** Early Spring Daffodil photo by W. Holcombe.  All rights reserved.

 

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: 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.