How to not mind mindfulness

Here I sit, wondering why I feel so anxious, so on edge. After all, I am reading through an extensive archive of mindfulness quotes on a reputable website for mindfulness practice. These are quotes written by sages, masters, gurus and coaches reminding me how to be calm, how to find serenity, inviting me to remain […]

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Clear your mind (part 1)

What is the purpose of mindfulness? How do you clear your mind to enter a state of creative rapture? Artful Contemplation (in four parts) offers insight.

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The unfolding

Not all action needs to be acted upon. Some action needs us to be mindful, to be moved – to be present to an unfolding that exceeds our capacity to control it.

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Enter the mystery

Mindfulness practice requires spontaneous discipline, playful sobriety and active letting go. Then we can enter and dwell in the mystery.

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Before your very eyes

What happens when people you know well, things you hold dear, places you frequently visit, start dissolving before your very eyes?

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Mindfulness practice through training trees

Like daily mindfulness practice, training a bonsai tree is high-risk artistry.

To capture the intrinsic beauty of the weathered trees as they appear on the rocky crags of Japan, bonsai artists spend hours of effort on sustained nurturing of a single tree. The effort is not one of control or manipulation. It is an art of supporting a growth pattern that is already evident. It is implicit faith in, and patience with, the emergence of a unique spirit. It is a high-risk artistry requiring daily attention.

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