mindfullness

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Keeping It Steady And Even.....

a: Mindfullness ~
b: taking that meditative state with you

What: "Mindfulness is like taking that meditative state with you as you go about your business, but not so deeply that it interferes with your ability to go about your business. In fact, by helping you cultivate your attention, mindfulness can help you become more productive."

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Writer: seeingtheroses
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Date: May 10 2012 3:41 PM


The Flowing Mind Water

a: Mindfullness ~
b: sitting near a river

What: "Mindfulness is like sitting near a river and watching the flowing water. It is watching the flow of thoughts, feelings, ideas, and tendencies as they come and go. It is a dynamic process of examining the flow of life right "here and now"."

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Writer: Goodpal
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Date: May 10 2012 3:42 PM


Your Mind As Sibling

a: Mindfullness ~
b: a big brother

What: "Mindfulness is like a big brother who does not suppress his younger brother's suffering. He simply says, "Dear brother, I'm here for you." You take your younger brother in your arms and you comfort him. This is exactly our practice."

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Writer: Thich Nhat Hanh
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Date: May 10 2012 3:44 PM


Cloudy Days And Minds

a: Mindfullness ~
b: viewing clouds from the sky

What: "Mindfulness is like viewing clouds from the perspective of the sky, simply noticing them arising and passing through without any sense of them being good or bad clouds. They are just clouds. Mindfulness creates a space in which we can see things as they are, separate from our reactions to them. By creating this space and allowing us to see the truth of our lives in each moment, we develop a clear seeing and a wise understanding of how to respond."

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Writer: Philip L. Jones
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Date: May 10 2012 3:45 PM


Mindfullness As Caring Mother

a: Mindfullness ~
b: a mother holding her baby in her arms

What: "Mindfulness is like a mother holding her baby in her arms and caring for her baby's pain. When our pain is held by mindfulness it loses some of its strength. . . .Mindfulness recognizes what is there, and concentration allows you to be deeply present with whatever it is. Concentration is the ground of happiness."

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Writer: Thich Nhat Hanh
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Date: May 10 2012 3:47 PM


The Stroll In The Meadow

a: Mindfullness ~
b: a walk in a meadow

What: "For me, mindfulness is like a walk in a meadow on a sunny but crisp Spring day, and the absence of mindfulness is like a soap opera I watch all day every day. I don't need a fascinating, dynamic, smart, sassy, witty, original story full of insight and charm. I'll gladly take the everyday joy of the breeze on my skin, the sun in my forehead, the breath as I exhale, and even on the dreariest day, the smile that spreads across my face, for absolutely no reason whatsoever"

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Writer: frndhm
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Date: May 10 2012 3:49 PM


Watch For The Below

a: Mindfullness ~
b: a guard

What: "I have said that mindfulness is like a guard, and once the guard is removed anything can come in. So as long as mindfulness is at the sense doors, our minds are pure. No unwholesome mental states can come into our minds, because mindfulness is there guarding the sense doors. Once mindfulness is removed, or once we lose mindfulness, all these mental defilements come in. So mindfulness is the only way to keep the mind pure."

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Writer: Venerable Sayadaw U
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Date: May 10 2012 3:51 PM


The Mind/muscle Connection

a: Mindfullness ~
b: athletics

What: "I find mindfulness like athletics in many ways. Just as athletics strengthens the body, mindfulness strengthens the mind. Athletics is practicing body motion, mindfulness is practicing thinking patterns."

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Writer: Vinod Khare
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Date: May 10 2012 3:53 PM


The Dripping Water Mind

a: Mindfullness ~
b: water dripping on a rock

What: "Mindfulness is like water dripping on a rock. With each drip it gradually wears through what appears to be an impenetrable emotional experience."

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Writer: Not Stated
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: May 10 2012 3:54 PM


Selling Ice Cubes To Eskimos

a: Mindfullness ~
b: selling water by the river

What: "There is a joke within mindfulness teaching circles that teaching mindfulness is like selling water by the river. You already know how to do this! Mindfulness practice helps to make these moments more accessible so that in any given moment we can be mindful."

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Writer: Dr. Arnie Kozak
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Date: May 10 2012 3:56 PM



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