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Midweek Mindfulness with Eckhart Tolle — March 16, 2016

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Give up waiting as a state of mind. When you catch yourself slipping into waiting, snap out of it. Come into the present moment. Just be, and enjoy being. So next time somebody says, “Sorry to have kept you waiting,” you can reply, “That’s all right; I wasn’t waiting. I was just standing here enjoying myself – in joy in my self.”
Eckhart Tolle


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Midweek Mindfulness with Michael J. Green: Be As a Candle — March 2, 2016

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Be As a Candle

Never has our world been rendered so alive with glitter and temptation as it is today. And so it is that amidst these delights, only a few who pass through are taken by a longing for the simple and the still.

Do we even know of such a hunger? Are we simply wanderers, or would we be pilgrims? Window-shoppers or seekers? Have we the gift of sacred yearning, and are we those who truly hunger?

If we nod our heads and murmur yes, then know that it is given and charged in these days of distraction that a few must now begin the task of turning away from the ten thousand glitters. And in this turning we turn to the heart, That which is secret and shining and simple.

Be wary, then, but wise, and a witness to the changeless Truth.

O Friend, O one with yearning face, Become as a candle now, A candle in a windless place!

And you shall Blessed Be.

— Michael J. Green


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Midweek Mindfulness with the Dalai Lama — Feb. 24, 2016

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Compassion is a mind wishing that sentient beings be free from suffering, and loving-kindness is a mind wishing they meet with happiness. Loving-kindness induces compassion, and compassion induces the special attitude. The special attitude here means that you not only mentally think how good it would be if sentient beings were free from suffering, but you voluntarily take responsibility for actually engaging in the work of delivering sentient beings to the state of liberation and helping them remove their suffering.
H. H. the Dalai Lama
from The Stages of Meditation


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Midweek Mindfulness with Joseph M. Marshall and Jim Yellowhawk — Feb. 17, 2016

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PEACE * To our ancestors and to many contemporary Lakota, the He Sapa, or Black Hills, are regarded as “the heart of all things.” Coincidentally, perhaps, when seen from far above, the outline of these beloved mountains resembles the shape of a human heart. Seen from closer to the ground, they are mystical and shadowy, inspiring outright awe and wonder – even loyalty – and for many of us a sense of connection to something larger than life. But to walk in the meadows and gaze at surrounding granite peaks – to smell the bright, fresh scent of ponderosa pine and feel a cool breeze – is to know the quiet gift from “the heart of all things”: peace. — Joseph M. Marshall


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Midweek Mindfulness with Thich Nhat Hanh — Feb. 10, 2016

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We can start our day with the happiness of a smile and the aspiration to dedicate ourselves to the path of love and understanding.

Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand-new hours are before me.

I vow to live fully in each moment and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion.

Thich Nhat Hanh


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Midweek Mindfulness with Pema Chödrön — Feb. 3, 2016

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When you can smile at fear, there’s a shift: what you usually try to escape from becomes a vehicle for awakening you to your fundamental, primordial goodness, for awakening you to clear-mindedness, to a caring that holds nothing back.
Pema Chödrön


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Midweek Mindfulness with Eckhart Tolle — Jan. 27, 2016

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The eternal present is the space within which your whole life unfolds, the one factor that remains constant. Life is now. There was never a time when your life was not now, nor will there ever be. —Eckhart Tolle


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