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Old 02-03-2012, 01:02 PM   #1
Mary Eastland
 
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Mindfulness

The greatest support we can have is mindfulness, which means being totally present in each moment. If the mind remains centered, it cannot make up stories about the injustice of the world or one's friends, or about one's desires or sorrows. Being mindful means being fully absorbed in the moment, leaving no room for anything else. We are filled with the momentary happening, whatever it is--standing or sitting or lying down, feeling pleasure or pain--and we maintain a nonjudgmental awareness, a 'just knowing.'"
--Ayya Khema

I like this quote...Aikido has helped me develop some of this quality in my every day living.

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