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.
Try the practice of mindfulness. See where it leads you.
You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy.
Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Where there is peace and meditation, there is neither anxiety nor doubt.
Saint Francis de Sales
Where there is rest and meditation, there is neither anxiety nor restlessness.
St. Francis of Assis
Live the actual moment. Only this actual moment is life.
Thích Nhất Hạnh
When we get too caught up in the busyness of the world, we lose connection with one another – and ourselves.
Meditation practice isn’t about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better. It’s about befriending who we are already.
Mindfulness isn’t difficult, we just need to remember to do it.
We need to sit still, let our emptiness remain empty, and wait patiently.
Marv and Nancy Hiles
To meet everything and everyone through stillness instead of mental noise is the greatest gift you can offer to the universe.