Tag: Jack Kornfield

Mindful Monday: What’s the point?

Mindful Monday: What’s the point?

awareness, Buddhism, Compassion, constitution, kindness, meditation, mindfulness
The point isn't to perfect your body or your personality. The point is really to perfect your compassion and your love. — Jack Kornfield What are you noticing about the growth of your compassion and love? ... for Mindful Monday ... Source: 4 Oct 2017 interview with Jack Kornfield in "Finding Freedom Right Here, Right Now" by Maria Scarles. Photo credit: "EKO gas station, refugee camp," Frantisek Trampota, 2016.
TGIF: Gratitude on Fridays

TGIF: Gratitude on Fridays

Gratitude
Today, filling in for Chrysty, I am offering a meditation on gratitude from Jack Kornfield With gratitude I remember the people, animals, plants, insects, creatures of the sky and sea, air and water, fire and earth, all whose joyful exertion blesses my life every day. With gratitude I remember the care and labor of a thousand generations of elders and ancestors who came before me. I offer my gratitude for the safety and well-being I have been given. I offer my gratitude for the blessing of this earth I have been given. I offer my gratitude for the measure of health I have been given. I offer my gratitude for the family and friends I have been given. I offer my gratitude for the community I have been given. I offer my gratitude for the teachings and lessons I have been given. I off...
Daily Practice for August 22, 2016

Daily Practice for August 22, 2016

Word:  I am super distracted today. I can't seem to focus on stringing two cohesive thoughts together! Last week was so busy that the work I like doing to prepare for worship in the beginning of the week ended up being pushed into Saturday and Sunday morning. Sunday morning is probably not the best time for prepping worship. Luckily, I was just making my sermon notes orderly and cohesive and creating a few slides to go along with the notes. The biggest part of the work had already been done. After church, I crashed. Took a good nap. Now sleeping is where things get sketchy. Since I hurt my shoulder a little over a week ago, finding the comfy sleeping position is a challenge. So the nap, while necessary, made my shoulder hurt worse. Then sleep also was interrupted with shoulder pain. Th