1. Want little — Suffer less. 2. Be satisfied — Enough is enough. 3. Avoid crowds — Be alone and quiet. 4. Keep going — Don’t turn back. 5. Pay attention — Guard your mind. 6. Meditate — Or you are lost. 7. See for yourself — Cultivate wisdom. 8. Don’t talk about it — Do it. --Karen Maezen Miller's interpretation of the Buddha’s last instructions. ... for Mindful Monday Source: http://karenmaezenmiller.com/buddhas-last-8-instructions/ Photo credit: "Japanese Winter Garden," Iain Cuthbertson, 2004.
“To decrease stress, take care of things as they appear. To increase stress, try to take care of things before they appear.” --Karen Maezen Miller What are you noticing about what you're taking care of and when? ... for Mindful Monday ... Photo credit: "Goodbye to winter...for the time being," Bert Kaufmann, 2010.
“There is light at the end of the tunnel. There is light at the beginning of the tunnel. There is light in the middle of the tunnel. There is always light. What there isn't is a tunnel.” -- Karen Maezen Miller (Facebook post) What are you noticing about your perception of a tunnel? ... for Mindful Monday Photo credit: "USFWS Mountain-Prairie: From Prairie to Production," Rick Bohn, 2016.