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Mindful Quote(s) of the Day 07APR 2014 – Suffering

Thich Nhat Hanh
Thich Nhat Hanh (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.”

“When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. He does not need punishment; he needs help. That’s the message he is sending.” 
? Thích Nh?t H?nh

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”
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”
  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 15 September 2013

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

Mindfulness means moment-to-moment, non-judgmental awareness. It is cultivated by refining our capacity to pay attention, intentionally, in the present moment, and then sustaining that attention over time as best we can. In the process, we become more in touch with our life as it is unfolding.