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    Quotes on Mindfulness

    10 Quotes for a Mindful Day
    By Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D., PsychCentral
    July 10, 2009

    1. ?Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.? ~ Dalai Lama
    2. ?If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.? ~ Dalai Lama
    3. ?There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way.? ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
    4. ?If it isn?t good, let it die. If it doesn?t die, make it good.? ~ Ajahn Chah
    5. ?If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.? - Pema Chodron
    6. ?As soon as we wish to be happier, we are no longer happy.? ~ Walter Landor
    7. ?Hatred never ceases by hatred; it only ceases by love.This is a timeless truth? ~ Joseph Goldstein
    8. ?There is no enlightenment outside of daily life.? ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
    9. ?Realize that this very body, with its aches and it pleasures? is exactly what we need to be fully human, fully awake, fully alive.? ~ Pema Chodron
    10. ?When we scratch the wound and give into our addictions we do not allow the wound to heal.? ~ Pema Chodron

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    "Life is short, so we must move very slowly." ~ Thai Proverb

    "Nothing determines who we will become so much as those things we choose to ignore." ~ Sandor McNab

    "Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate." ~ Carl Jung
    "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    "Mmmmm... floor pie." ~ Homer Simpson

    When you consider that he utters those words while swinging by his feet after being caught in a trap set by Bart, I think you'll agree that it represents the very essence of staying in the present.

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    BTW, he was also good at time management by using the unschedule method:

    "It's not easy to juggle a pregnant wife and a troubled child, but somehow I managed to fit in eight hours of TV a day."
    "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Homer is truly a model for us all.

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    Re: Quotes on Mindfulness

    I heard this recently from a new mother to a group of parents.

    Babies do not come with a handbook but they do arrive all bundled up in guilt.

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    "The essence of mindfulness in daily life is to make every moment you have your own." ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn, Full Catastrophe Living

    “I'm always on vacation.” ~ Gandhi
    "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    "The essence of mindfulness in daily life is to make every moment you have your own." ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn, Full Catastrophe Living
    I've had a couple of clients recommend that book to me. I really must get a copy and read it one of these days.

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    The irony is that I got the book because you (or an article you posted) mentioned it
    "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Well, it's been on my list for about 2 or 3 years I think...

    Another one is a book on addictions called The Selfish Brain - that's been on my list even longer.

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