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February 23

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Mindfulness is an ancient form of meditation in which one pays attention to the present moment and all that’s unfolding in that moment, both within and around one. It’s known also as conscious living because the person practicing it is forming an aware and intimate relationship with each moment. We aren’t striving to do anything, we aren’t grasping, struggling, thinking, expecting, or wanting but simply letting whatever is there be there and paying attention to it in a non-judgmental way. We come to terms with reality as it is, bringing all our awareness to it, breathing with it, attending it.
Adapted from Sue Monk Kidd


Be still and know that I am God.
Psalm 46:10


Try the practice of mindfulness. See where it leads you.

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