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“The more hours you spend in meditation, the greater your ability to calmly observe every impulse and intention, thought and emotion, just as it arises in the mind.”

by Bhante Gunaratana from Mindfulness in Plain English
Tags: mindfulness, awareness, emotion management, meditation, Bhante Gunaratana, Mindfulness in Plain English



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“The mind which is alert, watchful, which is free of fear, is an innocent mind; and it is only the innocent mind that can understand reality, truth or God.”

by Jiddu Krishnamurti from Think on These Things
Tags: Think on These Things, Jiddu Krishnamurti, the power of mindfulness, fearlessness, mindfulness, alert, God, truth, fear, spiritual



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“All that is necessary to eliminate those things that are keeping you in bondage is a clear, nonconceptual perception of what they are and how they work.”

by Bhante Gunaratana from Mindfulness in Plain English
Tags: change, self-improvement, mindfulness, understanding, Bhante Gunaratana, perception, knowledge, freedom



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“Mindfulness means being awake. It means knowing what you are doing.”

by Jon Kabat-Zinn from Wherever You Go, There You Are
Tags: Wherever You Go There You Are, mindfulness, non-spiritual, Jon Kabat-Zinn



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“Seven attitudinal factors constitute the major pillars of mindfulness practice as we teach it in the stress clinic. They are non-judging, patience, a beginner’s mind, trust, non-striving, acceptance, and letting go.”

by Jon Kabat-Zinn from Full Catastrophe Living
Tags: Full Catastrophe Living, Jon Kabat-Zinn, non-spiritual, acceptance, patience, stress, letting go, mindfulness



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“If we hope to go anywhere or develop ourselves in any way, we can only step from where we are... 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.”

by Jon Kabat-Zinn from Wherever You Go, There You Are
Tags: self-knowledge, mindfulness, progress, self-improvement, Jon Kabat-Zinn



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“Our way is to practice one step at a time, one breath at a time, with no gaining idea.”

by Shunryu Suzuki-roshi from Crooked Cucumber: The Life and Zen Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki
Tags: zen, being present, mindfulness, Shunryu Suzuki-roshi, Crooked Cucumber: The Life and Zen Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki



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“Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.”

by Jon Kabat-Zinn from Wherever You Go, There You Are
Tags: mindfulness, defining mindfulness, being present, present, attention, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Wherever You Go There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life



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“No one can do more for you than your own purified mind—no parent, no relative, no friend, no one. A well-disciplined mind brings happiness.”

by Dhammapada from Mindfulness in Plain English
Tags: mindfulness, happiness, discipline, buddha, Dhammapada, Mindfulness in Plain English



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“Mindfulness is the miracle by which we master and restore ourselves.”

by Thich Nhat Hanh
Tags: mindfulness, miracle, self-mastery



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“Mindfulness registers experiences, but it does not compare them. It does not label them or categorize them. It just observes everything as if it was occurring for the first time. It is not analysis which is based on reflection and memory.”

by Bhante Gunaratana from Mindfulness in Plain English
Tags: mindfulness, experience, observation, memory



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“Mindfulness is like a safety net that cushions us against unwholesome actions. Mindfulness gives us time; time gives us choices. We don’t have to be swept away by our feelings. We can respond with wisdom rather than delusion.”

by Bhante Gunaratana from Mindfulness in Plain English
Tags: mindfulness, unwholesome action, space, delusion, emotions



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“Whenever your mind becomes scattered, use your breath as the means to take hold of your mind again.”

by Thich Nhat Hanh
Tags: mindfulness, meditation, scattered, technique



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“Meditation does not involve trying to change your thinking by thinking some more. It involves watching thought itself.”

by Jon Kabat-Zinn from Wherever You Go, There You Are
Tags: meditation, mindfulness, thoughts, thinking



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“The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.”

by Thich Nhat Hanh
Tags: presence, mindfulness, love, precious



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“Mindfulness is the root of all the methods that tame the mind. First it focuses the mind. Then it eases the mind. Finally it is the luminous nature, beyond thoughts.”

by Patrul Rinpoche
Tags: mindfulness, tame, focus, ease, thoughts



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“The path to the temple is the temple.”

by Unknown
Tags: mindfulness, meek, contentment, nonconcept, nonattachment



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“Mindfulness is often likened to a mirror; it simply reflects what is there. It is not a process of thinking; it is preconceptual, before thought.”

by Larry Rosenberg from Breath by Breath
Tags: mindfulness



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How you do what you do is more important than what you do.”

by Eckhart Tolle from Conversations on Compassion
Tags: action, helping, ambition, mindfulness, presence



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“Mindfulness consists of full awareness of everything that arises within and around us from moment to moment—awareness of everything we see, hear, feel, and think.”

by Matthieu Ricard
Tags: mindfulness, seeing, hearing, feeling, thinking



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“When we use the word lazy, we are talking about a general lack of mindfulness and a lack of joy in discipline.”

by Chogyam Trungpa
Tags: laziness, mindfulness, lack, discipline



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“Mindfulness provides a simple but powerful route for getting ourselves unstuck, back in touch with our own wisdom and vitality.”

by Jon Kabat-Zinn
Tags: mindfulness, wisdom



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“Mindfulness requires effort and discipline for the simple reason that the forces that work against our being mindful are exceedingly tenacious.”

by Jon Kabat-Zinn
Tags: mindfulness, effort, discipline



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“The spirit of mindfulness is to practice for its own sake, and just take every moment as it comes and work with that because it is what is present now.”

by Jon Kabat-Zinn
Tags: mindfulness



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“Mindfulness isn't difficult, we just need to remember to do it.”

by Sharon Salzberg from Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation
Tags: meditation, mindfulness, memory



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