Mindfulness
March 25, 2010, 6:48 am
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“Mindfulness is non-judgmental and open-hearted (friendly and inviting of whatever arises in awareness). It is cultivated by paying attention on purpose, deeply, and without judgment to whatever arises in the present moment, either inside or outside of us. By intentionally practicing mindfulness, deliberately paying more careful moment-to-moment attention, individuals can live more fully and less on “automatic pilot,” thus, being more present for their own lives. Mindfulness meditation practices seek to develop this quality of clear, present moment awareness in a systematic way so that the practitioner may enjoy these benefits. Being more aware in each moment of life has benefits both to a person doing specific spiritual practice, and also to the same person in everyday life.”

I discovered this quote here: http://www.mindfulness.com/

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I have realized that I received my “mindfulness” practice, intuitively, from “being trained” as an artist to just look at things, landscapes, Nature …and, ultimately, the end result of this “looking” Is being able to See.

As a matter of fact, this is the language for artists… first You look (observe)…and then You See (“You See” reality, as it Is… the true reality of the way something appears in front of the eyes, rather than the way the mind paints the picture). And then, the execution of the art is pure magic…coming from some other realm, from withIn the heart of the artist.

Comment by doreen

Thank you for that beautiful description, Doreen.

Comment by equiwolf




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