Tuesday, September 29
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Mindful Monday: God’s chess game

Mindful Monday: God’s chess game

awareness, mindfulness
The saint knows that the spiritual path is a sublime chess game with God and that the Beloved has just made such a fantastic move that the saint is now continually tripping over joy and bursting out in laughter and saying, "I surrender!" Whereas, my dear, I am afraid you still think you have a thousand serious moves. --Hafiz What are you noticing about surrendering to the Beloved? ... for Mindful Monday ... Photo credit: "chess game," liz west, 2011.
Mindful Monday: Give up being the star of your life

Mindful Monday: Give up being the star of your life

Buddhism, mindfulness, Spirituality
"There are three renunciations you can practice, any one of which will dramatically change your life. None involves giving up your job, marriage, or sex life or even forsaking buying that new car you’ve been dreaming about. Yet if practiced diligently, these practices will bring you greater happiness and inner peace. The first of these renunciations is to surrender your attachment to being right—right in your opinions, judgments, or interpretations. The second renunciation is to stop measuring how successful your life is by how well your desires are met. The third renunciation is to give up being the star of your own movie. "Reflection: Which of these renunciations can you most easily imagine embracing? Take it on as a project for three months and observe how you are changed by it." ...