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You Are Always Here

Why even bother to meditate? An excerpt from Coming to Our Senses by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D.

Each moment missed is a moment unlived. Each moment missed makes it more likely I will miss the next moment and live in mindless habits of automaticity of thinking, feeling, and doing rather than living in, out of, and through awareness.

Meditation... It's not what you think!

Every time we are able to know a desire as desire, anger as anger, a habit as habit, an opinion as an opinion, a thought as a thought, we are correspondingly liberated. Nothing else has to happen. We don’t even have to give up the desire or whatever it is. To see it and know it as desire, as whatever it is, is enough. In any given moment, we are either practicing mindfulness or, de facto, we are practicing mindlessness.

Mindfulness with Jon Kabat-Zinn

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Written by maald

January 14, 2010 at 10:35 pm

Posted in Spirituality

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