Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

Mindfulness -

When I was in Gualala browsing the "Four-Eyed Frog" book store, I succumbed once again and purchased Living this Life Fully, Stories and Teachings of Munindra by Mirka Knaster.   I'm glad I did.  He emphasizes as did my teacher Charlotte Selver, "Moment by Moment."  He also is clear that one doesn't need "time" to sit and meditate. We can come to mindfulness when washing the dishes, when walking from room to room.   

I love this quote from the book: 

“By constant practice, our whole inner being comes into the conscious level – nothing remains hidden. It is the process of self-discovery. As you go deeper and deeper, then those impressions that accumulate in our daily lives by action and reaction will come up on the surface level, and they are washed away. In every moment – sometimes happiness, sometimes unhappiness, sometimes good, sometimes bad, sometimes disturbed, sometimes concentrated – one’s duty is just to be mindful, not to be stuck to any phenomena, and not to react. The Buddha always said to be mindful and equanimous. Awareness and equanimity, these two factors go together."

May it be so.  I set intention!


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