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What is your favourite mindful quote or poem?

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This week's question asks:

What is your favourite mindful quote or poem?

Share with us a favourite quote or poem that resonates deeply with that inner sense of mindful awareness. If you have more than a single favourite, we're happy to read a few!

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It is so hard to choose a favourite poem that speaks to mindful awareness - there are many! So, I will share one that I newly discovered, just a couple of weeks ago:

Awakening Now by Danna Faulds

"The moment your eyes are open, seize the day.
Would you hold back when the Beloved beckons?
Would you deliver your litany of sins like a child’s collection of sea shells, prized and labeled?
“No, I can’t step across the threshold,” you say, eyes downcast.
“I’m not worthy, I’m afraid, and my motives aren’t pure.
I’m not perfect, and surely I haven’t practised nearly enough.
My meditation isn’t deep, and my prayers are sometimes insincere.
I still chew my fingernails, and the refrigerator isn’t clean.”
Do you value your reasons for staying small more than the light shining through the open door?
Forgive yourself.
Now is the only time you have to be whole.
Now is the sole moment that exists to live in the light of your true Self.
Perfection is not a prerequisite for anything but pain.
Please, oh please, don’t continue to believe in your disbelief.
This is the day of your awakening."



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"Don't just do something. Sit there" 

"The little things? The little moments? They aren't little.

Jon Kabat Zinn

"Many people are alive, but don't touch the miracle of being alive"

Thich Nhat Hanh 


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"Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace." ~Dalai Lama

"Do not wish them bad, wish them consciousness."

"Having a soft heart in a cruel world is courage, not weakness." ~Katherine Henson

"Never give up on something you really want. It's difficult to wait but more difficult to regret."

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I'll start with my own made up quotes, though I just found a Looseleaf of 10 pages of valuable quotes; anyway, here's mine:

     "If you are emotionally stuck in the past with those stories, then your Amygdala has already been Hi-Jacked".

                                                        ~~~Rick Barber~~~~ "My intention today is, I will Focus on the Present".



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