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 ~ 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 – this moment

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“Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion.”

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

“Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment I know this is the only moment.”

~ Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace

 

*photo by w. holcombe

Mindfulness Monday – Forgetfulness

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“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 – 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 28 – Giving

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“Before giving, the mind of the giver is happy;
while giving, the mind of the giver is made peaceful;
and having given, the mind of the giver is uplifted.”

~ Buddha

“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