Quote of the Day 28 Sept 2013 ~ Cultivation of Mindfulness

The Quote of the day... Cultivation of Mindfulness

WHEN we let go of wanting something else to happen in this moment, we are taking a profound step toward being able to encounter what is here now. If we hope to go anywhere or develop ourselves in any way, we can only step from where we are standing. If we don’t really know where we are standing—a knowing that comes directly from the cultivation of mindfulness—we may only go in circles, for all our efforts and expectations. So, in meditation practice, the best way to get somewhere is to let go of trying to get anywhere at all.

Speaking of The Cultivation of Minfulness. Jon Kabat-Zinn, Stu Crabb, Michelle Gale

Defining “Cultivation of Mindfulness”
cultivation
nouncultivation; plural nouncultivations
  1. 1.
    the action of cultivating land, or the state of being cultivated.
     “the cultivation of crops”
  2. 2.
    the process of trying to acquire or develop a quality or skill.
     “the cultivation of good staff–management relations”
  3. 3.
    refinement and good education.
     “a man of cultivation and taste”
mindfulness
noun
  1. 1.
    the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something.
     “their mindfulness of the wider cinematic tradition”
  2. 2.
    a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.

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