Mindfulness Monday – Pain

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“Do not resist your pain.
Surrender to the grief, despair, fear, loneliness,
or whatever form the suffering takes.
Witness it without labelling it mentally.
Allow it to be there.
Embrace it.
Then see how the miracle of surrender transmutes
deep suffering into deep peace.”

~ Eckhart Tolle

 

“With mindfulness we have the choice of
responding with compassion to the pain
of craving, anger, fear and confusion.
Without mindfulness we are stuck in the
reactive pattern and identification that
will inevitably create more suffering and confusion.”

~ Noah Levine

 

*image taken by S. Holcombe, permission is required for use.

Mindfulness Monday – Forgetfulness

leaf with water droplet quote

“Forgetfulness of your real nature is true death;
rememberance of it is rebirth.”

~Ramana Maharshi

 

*all photos and artwork on Picnic with Ants created by Wendy Holcombe.  Do not use without permission.

Mindfulness Monday – Memories

day lilly with quote

“Never regret a day in your life:
good days give happiness,
bad days give experience,
worst days give lessons,
and best days give memories.”

~ unknown

 

all photos on picnicwithants.com created by W. Holcombe, unless otherwise noted.

Mindfulness Monday – Joel Osteen

flower with Joel Osteen quote

“When nobody else celebrates you,
learn to celebrate yourself.
When nobody else compliments you,
then compliment yourself.
It’s not up to other people to keep you encouraged.
It’s up to you.
Encouragement should come from inside.”

~ Joel Osteen

 

“You may have made a lot of wrong choices,
but you’ve also made a lot of choices that were right.
Focus on your good qualities.
Focus on your victories.
Get off the treadmill of guilt.”

~ Joel Osteen

 

 

*artwork on Picnic with Ants created by W. Holcombe, unless otherwise noted.

 

Mindfulness Monday – Meditation

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

~ David Lynch

 

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

~ Pema Chodron

 

“Meditation is the breath of your soul.
Just a breathing is the life of the body,
meditation is the life of the soul.”

~Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

 

*all artwork on Picnic with Ants created by W. Holcombe, unless otherwise noted.  Please do not use without permission of the artist.

Mindfulness Monday – Pain

palm springs plant

“Radical acceptance means feeling sorrow and pain
without resisting.
It means feeling desire or dislike
without judging ourselves
or being driven to act on it.”

~Tara Brach

“Be the silent watcher of your thoughts and behavior.
You are beneath the thinker.
You are the mental noise.
You are the love and joy beneath the pain.”

~ Eckhart Tolle

Mindfulness Monday – Buddha

buddha

“The way is not the sky.
The way is in the heart.”

~Buddha

 

“Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.”

~Buddha

 

“Do not dwell in the past,
do not dream of the future,
concentrate the mind on the present moment.”

~Buddha

 

*all artwork on Picnic with Ants created by Wendy Holcombe, unless otherwise noted.  Please do not use without permission.