My Mindful Practice

A place to collect mindfulness help and resources.
Nisargadatta Maharaj

Posted at 11:19am and tagged with: Mindfulness, meditation,.

A quiet mind is all you need. All else will happen rightly, once your mind is quiet. As the sun on rising makes the world active, so does self-awareness affect changes in the mind. In the light of calm and steady self-awareness inner energies wake up and work miracles without effort on your part.
Eckhart Tolle

Posted at 11:07am and tagged with: mindfulness,.

All you really need to do is accept this moment fully. You are then at ease in the here and now and at ease with yourself.

Posted at 11:17am and tagged with: mindfulness,.

colordesignlife:

A calm mind is not disturbed by the waves of thoughts.

- Remez Sasson

Posted at 11:29am and tagged with: mindfulness,.

colordesignlife:

A calm mind is not disturbed by the waves of thoughts.
- Remez Sasson
Thich Nhat Hanh, Peace Is Every Step

Posted at 10:54am and tagged with: mindfulness,.

We are very good at preparing to live, but not very good at living.

Posted at 11:26am and tagged with: walt whitman, quotes, meditation, Mindfulness,.

“I am larger and better than I thought. I did not know I held so much goodness.”
- Walt Whitman

Posted at 11:13am and tagged with: Mindfulness, The Tables Turned, quotes,.

"Mindfulness must be engaged. Once there is seeing there must be acting. Otherwise what is the use of seeing?"
~Thich Nhat Hanh

Posted at 11:25am and tagged with: Jon Kabat-Zinn, Mindfulness, quotes,.

It’s not a matter of letting go—you would if you could. Instead of “Let it go,” we should probably say “Let it be.”

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Awareness


Bringing yourself into the present moment, adopting an alert yet comfortable posture, close your eyes, if this is comfortable, and bring your attention inward. Becoming aware of your body and the surface upon which you are sitting, draw your focus to the spine, each vertebra stacked upon the other from sacrum to skull.

Now, turning your attention to your thoughts and feelings, ask, ‘What thoughts and feelings are around right now? What bodily sensations are present?’. Acknowledge your experience in this moment, even if it is unwanted.

Gathering

Now, gently direct your awareness to your breathing, following each in breath and each out breath, one after the other, if necessary, saying to yourself, ‘I am breathing in. I am breathing out.’

The breath can function as an anchor to bring you into the present moment since the breath is always with us and available at any time as a focus of attention. Regulating the inbreath with the outbreath can assist in maintaining awareness and stillness.

Expanding

Now, expanding your awareness to the whole body, imagine that you are breathing with the body as a whole including your posture and facial expression. When you’re ready, open your eyes and return to your day.

Posted at 11:10am and tagged with: Mindfulness, meditation, exercise,.

Posted at 11:07am and tagged with: Eckhart Tolle, Mindfulness, quotes, in the moment,.

The foundation of greatness is honoring the small things of the present moment, instead of pursuing the idea of greatness. - Eckhart Tolle

Posted at 11:20am and tagged with: Eckhart Tolle, Mindfulness, in the moment,.

If your relationship to the present moment is not right - nothing can ever be right in the future - because when the future comes - it’s the present moment. - Eckhart Tolle

Posted at 11:30am and tagged with: zen, quotes, Mindfulness, meditation,.

Do not speak- unless it improves on silence.

Posted at 11:23am and tagged with: Mindfulness, dalai lama, compassion,.

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. ~ Dalai Lama
Buddhist saying

Posted at 11:28am and tagged with: buddhist, quote, zen, Mindfulness,.

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
Zen proverb

Posted at 11:21am and tagged with: zen, Mindfulness, meditation,.

When walking, walk. When eating, eat.