Mindfulness Monday – Shadow


“Don’t chase after your thoughts

as a shadow follows it’s object.

Find joy and peace in this very moment.”

~ Thich Nhat Hanh


“Put your thoughts to sleep,

do not let them cast a shadow

over the moon of your heart.

Let go of thinking.

~ Rumi


“If with a pure mind a person speaks or acts,

happiness follows them

like a never-departing shadow'”

~ Buddha


** photo by W. Holcombe. My shadow.  all rights reserved.




Mindfulness Monday – walking


“Step outside for a while –
calm your mind.
It is better to hug a tree than
to bang your head against a wall continually.”

~ Rasheed Ogunlaru



“Take my hand.
We will walk.
We will only walk.
We will enjoy our walk without
thinking of arriving anywhere.”

~ Thich Nhat Hanh



We’ve been having some nice days here, which means I’ve been able to get out of the house and walk a bit more.  The photo above shows something I saw on my walk.  It made me happy.

Come, walk with me.  Oh the wonders we shall see.  From the mountains to the sea.


*photo  by W. Holcombe.  All rights reserved.  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 – 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

~ Desmond Tutu



*photo of pumpkin blossom taken by W. Holcombe.  all rights reserved

Mindfulness Monday – to Hear


“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


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