how is it to see for the first time?

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Here are just a few of the reasons that grounding your attention in your body is vital to the practice of awakening.

-your body is always right here, right now

-your physical body is inextricably connected with your breath, your heart, and your mind

-your body sensations can be a focal point around which to gather and unify a scattered mind

-your body reveals that everything arises and passes away

~Anne Cushman

kindness is really about attentiveness, about allowing, about being with….

inquiry for today~   there is a moment in each day…..a culmination between striving and being…..where are you today?

don’t fight a delicate reality

Mindfulness is extremely difficult to define in words- not because it is complex, but because it is too simple and open. The same problem crops up in every area of human experience. The most basic concept is always the most difficult to pin down.

-mindfulness reminds you of what you are supposed to be doing

-mindfulness sees things as they really are

-mindfulness sees the true nature of all phenomena

This pure and unstained investigative awareness not only holds mental hindrances at bay, it lays bare their very  mechanism and destroys them. Mindfulness neutralizes defilements in the mind. The result is a mind that remains unstained and invulnerable, completely undisturbed by the ups and downs of life.

~Bhante Gunaratana

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