to stay awhile

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Continuity in developing awareness of impermanence is essential if it is really to affect one’s mental condition. Sustained contemplation of impermanence leads to a shift in one’s normal way of experiencing reality, which hitherto tacitly assumed the temporal stability of the perceiver and the perceived objects. Once both are experienced as changing processes, all notions of stable existence and substantiality vanish, thereby radically reshaping one’s paradigm of experience.

Contemplation of impermanence has to comprehensive, for if any aspect of experience is still taken to be permanent, awakening will be impossible.

~Analayo

measure your life in dreams imagined…..

inquiry for today~  this concept of mindfulness only comes to life when you feel rekindled……what does it mean to not look away?

how to watch live things grow

Knowing what you are doing while you are doing it is the essence of mindfulness practice. This knowing is a non-conceptual knowing, or a bigger than conceptual knowing. It is awareness itself. It is a capacity you already have. All it involves is paying attention to your experience from moment to moment. This leads directly to new ways of seeing and being in your life because the present moment, whenever it is recognized and honored, reveals a very special, indeed magical power: it is the only time that any of us ever has. The present is the only time that we have to know anything. It is the only time we have to perceive, to learn, to act, to change, to heal, to love. That is why we value moment-to-moment awareness so highly. It makes our experiences more vivid and our lives more real.

~Jon Kabat-Zinn

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