Mini Mindfulness Break for November 18, 2018

Do You Know Where to Look for Spiritual Awareness?

There is always a need for experience and knowledge rooted in traditions, but it is not a spiritual given that these are the places where peace, union, and spiritual awareness are found.

– bell hooks, “Waking Up to Racism”

May you be free from suffering and the causes of suffering!

All my best,

Jerome Freedman, PhD
–Jerome

 

Mini Mindfulness Break for November 16, 2018

The Zen You Bring

The only Zen you find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there.

– Robert Pirsig, “The Loneliest Road in America”

May you be free from suffering and the causes of suffering!

All my best,

Jerome Freedman, PhD
–Jerome

 

Mini Mindfulness Break for November 15, 2018

Open Your Heart

Life is a good teacher and a good friend. Things are always in transition, if we could only realize it. Nothing ever sums itself up in the way that we like to dream about. The off-center, in-between state is an ideal situation, a situation in which we don’t get caught and we can open our hearts and minds beyond limit. It’s a very tender, nonaggressive, open-ended state of affairs.

– Pema Chodron, “Stay with Your Broken Heart”

May you be free from suffering and the causes of suffering!

All my best,

Jerome Freedman, PhD
–Jerome

 

Mini Mindfulness Break for November 14, 2018

The Difference Between Wisdom and Goodness

Wisdom inclines toward the good but is not attached to it. It shies away from what is not good, but has no aversion to it. Wisdom recognizes the difference between skillful and unskillful, and it sees the undesirability of the unskillful.

– Sayadaw U Tejaniya, “The Wise Investigator “

May you be free from suffering and the causes of suffering!

All my best,

Jerome Freedman, PhD
–Jerome

 

Mini Mindfulness Break for November 13, 2018

Settled Mind

With practice, that space–which is the mind’s natural clarity–begins to expand and settle. We can begin to watch our thoughts and emotions without necessarily being affected by them quite as powerfully or vividly as we’re used to.

– Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, “The Aim of Attention “

May you be free from suffering and the causes of suffering!

All my best,

Jerome Freedman, PhD
–Jerome

 

Mini Mindfulness Break for November 12, 2018

When we talk about changing other people that supposes the existence of someone else that is separate from this self. But if, as the Buddha taught, that is not the case, then if I change that change affects the entire universe.

– Cheri Huber

May you be free from suffering and the causes of suffering!

All my best,

Jerome Freedman, PhD
–Jerome

 

Mini Mindfulness Break for November 11, 2018

 

There can be no resolution leading to growth until the present situation has been faced completely and you have opened to it with mindfulness, allowing the roughness of the situation itself to sand down your own rough edges. In other words, you must be willing to let life itself become your teacher.

– Jon Kabat-Zinn

 

Achieve Goals Mindfulness Break

Achieve Goals Mindfulness Break

May you be free from suffering and the causes of suffering!

All my best,

Jerome Freedman, PhD
–Jerome

 

Mini Mindfulness Break for November 10, 2018

Ahimsa is a comprehensive principle. We are helpless mortals caught in the conflagration of himsa. The saying that life lives on life has a deep meaning in it. Man cannot for a moment live without consciously or unconsciously committing outward himsa. The very fact of his living – eating, drinking and moving about – necessarily involves some himsa, destruction of life, be it ever so minute. A votary of ahimsa therefore remains true to his faith if the spring of all his actions is compassion, if he shuns to the best of his ability the destruction of the tiniest creature, tries to save it, and thus incessantly strives to be free from the deadly coil of himsa. He will be constantly growing in self-restraint and compassion, but he can never become entirely free from outward himsa.

– ? Mahatma Gandhi

May you be free from suffering and the causes of suffering!

All my best,

Jerome Freedman, PhD
–Jerome

 

Mini Mindfulness Break for November 09, 2018

One Day

The life of one day is enough to rejoice. Even though you live for just one day, if you can be awakened, that one day is vastly superior to one endless life of sleep. . . . If this day in the lifetime of a hundred years is lost, will you ever touch it with your hands again?

– Zen Master Dogen, “Groundhog Day”

May you be free from suffering and the causes of suffering!

All my best,

Jerome Freedman, PhD
–Jerome

 

Mini Mindfulness Break for November 08, 2018

The Buddha Within You

There is a buddha in every one of us, and we should allow the buddha to walk. Even in the most difficult situation, you can walk like a buddha.

– Thich Nhat Hanh, “Walk Like a Buddha “

May you be free from suffering and the causes of suffering!

All my best,

Jerome Freedman, PhD
–Jerome

 

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