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Mindful Monday

Mindful Monday

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Happiness is awakening to the question "Who is happy, who is unhappy, who lives, and who dies?" True happiness is uncaused, arising from the very nature of being itself. —Adyashanti, “Conceptions of Happiness” Photo credit: "Happy Dog Max," moonjazz, 2014.
Mindful Monday: Holding suffering in love

Mindful Monday: Holding suffering in love

awareness, mindfulness
The mind returns again and again to unresolved emotional issues for two basic reasons: First, the ego-mind is magnetically drawn to negativity because that is what sustains its point of view. Negativity by its very nature is magnetic; it pulls everything in toward itself much like physical mass creates gravity. Second, negativity is looking for resolution and release. All forms of suffering seek to be free from the grip of sorrow. Sometimes the ways suffering seeks release only create more sorrow, as when one succumbs to blame, shame, victimhood, control, guilt, etc. But when suffering seeks its release through compassion, love, and wisdom, the doors to resolution and freedom begin to open. The first and most important step is to remain fully conscious and present in the face of sufferi...
Mindful Monday: When the self drops away

Mindful Monday: When the self drops away

awareness, Buddhism, mindfulness
Most human beings spend their lives battling with opposing inner forces: what they think they should do versus what they are doing; how they feel about themselves versus how they are; whether they think they're right and worthy or wrong and unworthy. The separate self is just the conglomeration of these opposing forces. When the self drops away, inner division drops away with it. -- Adyashanti What are you noticing in this moment about the battle within? ... for Mindful Monday Photo credit: "Gloaming," Nicholas A. Tonelli, 2007.