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Mindfulness

  • "Mindful self-compassion can be learned by anyone. It’s the practice of repeatedly evoking good will toward ourselves especially when we’re suffering—cultivating the same desire that all living beings have to live happily and free from suffering." ~Christopher Germer, PhD
  • “The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.”
    ~ Thích Nhất Hạnh
  • “If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” ~ Amit Ray
  • “Be happy in the moment, that's enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.” ~ Mother Teresa
  • “Do every act of your life as though it were the very last act of your life.” ~ Marcus Aurelius
  • “Mindfulness is like that—it is the miracle which can call back in a flash our dispersed mind and restore it to wholeness so that we can live each minute of life.” ~ Thích Nhất Hạnh
  • “In this moment, there is plenty of time. In this moment, you are precisely as you should be. In this moment, there is infinite possibility." ~ Victoria Moran
  • “Few of us ever live in the present. We are forever anticipating what is to come or remembering what has gone.” ~ Louis L'Amour
  • “Understanding the true nature of things, or seeing things as they really are, is the ground of wisdom.”
    ~ Allan Lokos, Patience: The Art of Peaceful Living
  • To meditate with mindful breathing is to bring body and mind back to the present moment so that you do not miss your appointment with life.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
  • “Stop, breathe, look around and embrace the miracle of each day, the miracle of life.” ~ Jeffrey A. White
  • “Most of us take for granted that time flies, meaning that it passes too quickly. But in the mindful state, time doesn't really pass at all. There is only a single instant of time that keeps renewing itself over and over with infinite variety.” ~ Deepak Chopra
  • “World is a dance. Mindfulness is witnessing that dance.” ~ Amit Ray
  • “In your haste you walk far too fast. And in doing so you often leave your soul behind.” ~ Anonymous
  • “There are two ways to wash dishes: One is to wash them in order to make them clean; the other is to wash them in order to wash them.”
    ~ Anthony de Mello
  • "Every time you feel you are not present is when you are present. Congratulations on your good practice! Namaste"! ~Marilee Bresciani Ludvik
  • "Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.”  ~ Thích Nhất Hạnh
  • “Restore your attention or bring it to a new level by dramatically slowing down whatever you're doing.” ~ Sharon Salzberg
  • “Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different; enjoying the pleasant without holding on when it changes (which it will); being with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way (which it won’t).” ~ James Baraz”

Oneness

  • “We're merely one tree with various types, shapes and sizes of leaves that all wave differently in the breeze” ~ Rasheed Ogunlaru
  • “Each time a man looks into your eyes, he is only searching to find himself; for he knows already, that he is part of you” ~ Jeremy Aldana
  • "We are all of one light on this one Earth, and loving humanity makes all the difference.” ~ Michelle Cruz-Rosado
  • “There is beauty and power in unity. We must be united in heart and mind. One world, one people.”~ Lailah Gifty Akita
  • “We may be living past and future lives at the same time we are living this one.” ~ Doug Dillon
  • “Love, like everything else, exists in a spectrum. Love of another, love of the world, love of God, all these loves are really one love in different degrees of light and density.” ~ Roger Housden
  • Oneness itself is not something to be achieved. We are One as spirit already. What we are working on is to remember and accept this Oneness.”
    ~ Akemi G
  • “The flow of spiritual connectedness and oneness with life will dwell in you if your heart and mind is open and innocent.” ~ Bryant McGill
  • “You and I are all as much continuous with the physical universe as a wave is continuous with the ocean.” ~ Alan W. Watts
  • “Consider your own place in the universal oneness of which we are all a part, from which we all arise, and to which we all return.”
    ~ David Fontana
  • “We are all different expressions of one reality, different songs of one singer, different dances of one dancer, different paintings – but the painter is one.”
    ~ Osho
  • “I am Not, but the Universe is my Self.” ~ Shih-t'ou
  • "Mindfulness is about love and loving life. When you cultivate this love, it gives you clarity and compassion for life, and your actions happen in accordance with that."~Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Why struggle to open a door between us when the whole wall is an illusion?” ~ Rum
  • "We are members of one great body, planted by nature…. We must consider that we were born for the good of the whole” ~ Seneca

 

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