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 – 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 – 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 – Hatred

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

~ Buddha

“As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom,
I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind,
I’d still be in prison.”

~ Nelson Mandela

 

*photo by W. Holcombe.    Love everyone always.  xo

Mindfulness Monday – Patience

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“Adopt the pace of nature;
her secret is patience.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

“When I run after ehat I think I want,
my days are a furnace of stress and anxiety;
if I sit in my own place of patience,
what I need flows to me,
and without pain.”

~ Rumi

 

“Do you have patience to wait until your mud settles,
and the water is clear?
Can you remain unmoving until the right action arrives by itself?

~ Lao Tzu (Toa Te Ching)

 

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

Mindfulness Monday – words I needed to hear

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“Feel the feeling but don’t become the emotion.
Witness it.
Allow it.
Release it.”

~ Crystal Andrus

 

“You’re so hard on yourself.
Take a moment. Sit back.
Marvel at your life:
at the grief that softened you,
at the hearache that wisened you,
at the suffering that strengthened you.
Despite everything, you still grow.
Be proud of this.”

~ unknown

 

 

*image by w. holcombe.  all rights reserved.