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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.

Quote of the Day 12 September 2013

English: An alternative logo for the Quote of ...
English: An alternative logo for the Quote of the Day on Simple English Wikiquote (but may be used elsewhere). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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.

Quote of the Day – 03 September 2013

Buddha in Sarnath Museum (Dhammajak Mutra) Loc...
Buddha in Sarnath Museum (Dhammajak Mutra) Location:Sarnath Museum, India. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
THE Buddha taught that the forces in the mind that bring suffering are able to temporarily hold down the positive forces such as love or wisdom, but they can never destroy them. The negative forces can never uproot the positive, whereas the positive forces can actually uproot the negative forces. Love can uproot fear or anger or guilt, because it is a greater power.
~ Kat Tansey