Thought for Today

“Mindfulness practice means that we commit fully in each moment to be present; inviting ourselves to interface with this moment in full awareness, with the intention to embody as best we can an orientation of calmness, mindfulness, and equanimity right here and right now.”  — Jon Kabat-Zinn, Wherever You Go, There You Are:  Mindfulness MeditationContinue reading “Thought for Today”

Thought for Today

“Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different; enjoying the pleasant without holding on when it changes (which it will); being with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way (which it won’t).” – James Baraz

A Simple Discipline: Mindfulness

Jon Kabat-Zin PhD is  a scientist, writer, and meditation teacher who works toward bringing mindfulness into mainstream medicine and society.  He defines mindfulness as “paying attention in a particular way; On purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.”  As I was preparing for this month I read a number of definitions of mindfulness, but thisContinue reading “A Simple Discipline: Mindfulness”

A Few Simple Disciplines

“Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.”  — Jim Rohn I was looking for a good way to start the new year when I happened onto this quote.   Most of us tend to over complicate our lives don’t we?  We think we have to do it all and we haveContinue reading “A Few Simple Disciplines”