Mindfulness is an inherently wholesome or healthy mental factor, so it cannot function at any moment when the mind is under the influence of greed or hatred, even in their mildest versions of favoring and opposing. Anytime you want or don’t want things to be a certain way, the mind is not being mindful. Mindfulness requires a thoroughgoing equanimity. this does not mean you don’t care or are indifferent to what is happening, only hat the mind is evenly balanced and fully aware of things exactly as they are, without the desire to change them by favoring one thing or opposing another. Mindfulness is a mind state that is engaged with the object of attention, but that engagement is disengaged from craving. One breathes mindfully, not wanting the breath to be long or short but just being aware of it as it is. One walks mindfully, back and forth, with no desire to get somewhere, simply noticing the nuanced textures of physical sensations arising and passing away in the body. Mindfulness is thus all of the above- awareness, with attention, in the present moment, on purpose- with the important addition: and with an attitude or intentional stance of non-attached equanimity. ~Andrew Olendzki
what we resist, we can take a closer look at and find a new layer of letting go……
inquiry for today~ how does what we receive relate to what we offer?
Once the soul awakens, the search begins and you can never go back. From then on, you are inflamed with a special longing that will never again let you linger in the lowlands of complacency and partial fulfillment. ~John O’Donohue