Category Archives: Midweek Mindfulness

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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“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

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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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Midweek Mindfulness with Mark Nepo — July 13, 2016

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To be accepting of the life that comes our way does not mean denying its difficulties and disappointments. Rather, it means joy can be found even in hardship, not by demanding that we be treated as special at every turn, but through accepting the demand of the sacred that we treat everything that comes our way as special.
Mark Nepo


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Midweek Mindfulness with the Dalai Lama — June 15, 2016

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There are many different philosophies, but what is of basic importance is compassion, love for others, concern for others’ suffering, and reduction of selfishness. I feel that compassionate thought is the most precious thing there is.
H. H. the Dalai Lama, from Kindness, Clarity, and Insight


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