Category Archives: Midweek Mindfulness

Midweek Mindfulness with Joseph M. Marshall and Jim Yellowhawk — November 9, 2016

Image by Jim Yellowhawk from our Lakota Way 2017 wall calendar. Click image for more info.

Image by Jim Yellowhawk from our Lakota Way 2017 wall calendar. Click image for more info.

COURAGE

Courage is not exclusive to any one person or calling or to any situation or circumstance. In a world that is constantly in motion, each of us has much to face each and every day. From the simple to the complex, from the mundane to the heartstopping, each of us has to live our lives with the strengths and the weaknesses we have. We should not blame our weaknesses or yearn for the strengths we do not have; we should instead use who and what we are, at any given moment in our lives, to enable ourselves to take the next step and the next after that. That is courage. As the world swirls around us, having courage is the only way to move with it and face what it will bring.
Joseph M. Marshall


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Midweek Mindfulness with Eckhart Tolle — September 14, 2016

Image from our Power of Now 2017 wall calendar. Blue Dacnis, La Selva, Costa Rica © David Tipling. Click image for more info.

Image from our Power of Now 2017 wall calendar. Blue Dacnis, La Selva, Costa Rica © David Tipling. Click image for more info.

The sooner you realize that your outer purpose cannot give you lasting fulfillment, the better. When you have seen the limitations of your outer purpose, you give up your unrealistic expectation that it should make you happy, and you make it subservient to your inner purpose.
Eckhart Tolle


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Midweek Mindfulness with Pema Chödrön — September 7, 2016

Image from our Pema Chödrön 2017 wall calendar. Red Cullin, Isle of Skye, Scotland © Jim Richardson. Click image for more info.

Image from our Pema Chödrön 2017 wall calendar. Red Cullin, Isle of Skye, Scotland © Jim Richardson. Click image for more info.

Awakening is not a process of building ourselves up but a process of letting go. It’s a process of relaxing in the middle – the paradoxical, ambiguous middle, full of potential, full of new ways of thinking and seeing – with absolutely no guarantee of what will happen next.
Pema Chödrön


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Midweek Mindfulness with Mark Nepo — August 24, 2016

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Image from The Book of Awakening 2017 wall calendar. Heather in the fog, Overijssel, Netherlands © Ronald Kamphius. Click image for more.

“Loving yourself requires courage unlike any other. It requires us to believe in and stay loyal to something no one else can see that keeps us in the world – our own self-worth.”

Mark Nepo


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Midweek Mindfulness with Thich Nhat Hanh — August 17, 2016

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Sitting meditation is not to arrive
at some kind of enlightenment
in the future. When we sit, we have
a chance to be fully with ourselves.
Sitting on our cushion, we breathe
in such a way that we become fully alive;
we are fully present, in the here and the now.

Thich Nhat Hanh


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Midweek Mindfulness with Eckhart Tolle — August 3, 2016

Image from A New Earth 2017 wall calendar. Cathedral Rock reflected in Oak Creek at Red Rock Crossing, Arizona © Tim Fitzharris. Click image for more info.

Image from A New Earth 2017 wall calendar. Cathedral Rock reflected in Oak Creek at Red Rock Crossing, Arizona © Tim Fitzharris. Click image for more info.

We can learn not to keep situations or events alive in our minds, but to return our attention continuously to the pristine, timeless present moment rather than be caught up in mental movie-making. Our very Presence then becomes our identity, rather than our thoughts and emotions.
Eckhart Tolle


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Midweek Mindfulness with the Dalai Lama — July 27, 2016

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Inner development comes step by step. You may think, “Today my inner calmness, my mental peace, is very small,” but still, if you compare, if you look five, ten, or fifteen years back, and think, “What was my way of thinking then? How much inner peace did I have then and what is it today?”– comparing it with what it was then, you can realize that there is some progress, there is some value…. Progress comes by maintaining constant effort in daily practice.
H. H. the Dalai Lama, from Kindness, Clarity, and Insight


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Midweek Mindfulness with Marianne Williamson — July 20, 2016

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Image from the A Return to Love 2017 wall calendar featuring images by Misja Smits. Click image fro more info.

Our real self is the love within us. It’s the “child of God.” The fearful self is an imposter. The return to love is the great cosmic drama, the personal journey from pretense to self, from pain to inner peace.
Marianne Williamson


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