A Taste of Mindfulness by Jon Kabat-Zinn
Have you ever had the experience of stopping so completely,
of being in your body so completely,
of being in your life so completely,
that what you knew and what you didn’t know,
that what had been and what was yet to come,
Just Try Harder
I love this quote by Victoria Castle:
If struggling were the way to get there, we’d all be there by now.
Lately, I’ve been thinking about the way many of us approach work. Often, suffering and struggling is so much a part of the everyday experience that it goes unnoticed and unchallenged. We can automatically and unconsciously believe the lies that say if we just try harder, work longer, suffer enough,….then it HAS to pay off….doesn’t it? We like to call it “work ethic”. Seems more like “carrot and stick”.
[Years ago I had a coach who suggested I take a baseball cap, cut a hole in the bill, (more…)
In the book Living with Joy, there are a number of fabulous exercises. Here’s one:
1. List 7 things you love to do, that you feel joyful when you do them, that you haven’t done in the last several months. They may be anything — lying in the sun, taking a trip, getting a massage, accomplishing a goal, exercising, reading.
[Source unknown] The time to change is when you don’t have to, when you are on the crest of the wave, not in the trough.
1. PASSION RULES: The best surfers don’t spend a lot of time on the beach, talking about surfing. They love the water and no matter how rough or calm it is they are out there looking for a wave.