Mini Mindfulness Break for August 14, 2022

Dear Friends:
Every Moment Is Absolute

Every moment in life is absolute in itself. That’s all there is. There is nothing other than this present moment; there is no past, there is no future; there is nothing but this. So when we don’t pay attention to each little this, we miss the whole thing.

– Charlotte Joko Beck, “Attention Means Attention “

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Meditation is an Exercise for Developing Willpower
In these words of wisdom from Roy Baumeister and John Tierney from their book, Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength we learn that meditation is an exercise for developing willpower. By participating in daily meditation, we develop our willpower in other a …

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All my best,

Jerome Freedman, PhD
–Jerome

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Mini Mindfulness Break for August 13, 2022

Dear Friends:
The Bodhisattva’s Commitment

May I become an island for those seeking dry land

– June 6, 2016

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What To Do When You Hit Rock Bottom
In this video, Jessica Ortner of The Tapping Solution talks to Sonia Ricotti about what to do when you hit rock bottom. This video is a great introduction to what you will get out of Sonia Ricotti’s webiner workshop, “The 3 Step Proven Formula to Bounce Back Instantly (and h …

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

All my best,

Jerome Freedman, PhD
–Jerome

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Mini Mindfulness Break for August 12, 2022

Dear Friends:
Make Friends With Your Mind

Meditation teachers often use the analogy of meditation as making friends with your mind, and for good reason. If our practice feels like hanging out with a hopeless case we are charged with fixing but fear we cannot, sitting is no fun at all.

– Kate Johnson, “Calming the Not Now Mind

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You Can Change Your Feelings By Changing Your Thoughts
In the Silva Mind Body Healing that I have been listening to recently, Laura Silva said something like “You can change your feelings by changing your thoughts.” She was talking about your emotional body in conjunction with rational emotive therapy and this quote from Eric Maisel …

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All my best,

Jerome Freedman, PhD
–Jerome

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Mini Mindfulness Break for August 11, 2022

Dear Friends:
“The Earth is not just our environment. We are the Earth and the Earth is us.
We have always been one with the Earth.”

– Thich Nhat Hanh

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One Thing You Can Do About Mindful Consumption
Here is one thing you can do about mindful consumption: turn off your TV:)! Mindful consumption is the subject of the Fifth of the Five Mindfulness Trainings. It reads, Aware of the suffering caused by unmindful consumption, I am committed to cultivate good healt …

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Mini Mindfulness Break for August 10, 2022

Dear Friends:
Forget the Self

To forget the self is to be enlightened by all things. Buddhist teaching suggests that the Self is an illusion, and identity is an ongoing confluence of forces. That means that, very literally, our sense of self is shaped by the world around us.

– Richard Eskow, “DNA Sutra”

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Give Back
The seventh of the 7 Principles of Mindfulness in Healing from the book, Healing with the 7 Principles of Mindfulness is to give back to your community when you are ready. Here is why. When you are battling cancer or other illnesses, th …

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Mini Mindfulness Break for August 09, 2022

Dear Friends:
All Politics are Local

Why do I consider it so crucial to balance the outer aspects of nonviolence and compassion with the inner support of contemplative practice? Because in the end, all politics are local, and we cannot love life and humanity if we do not love each other, one on one.

– Lama Surya Das, “Why Sit?”

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Compassion Research Has Gone Mainstream
CCARE –The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University was founded in 2005 by Dr. James Doty. This organization demonstrates that compassion research has gone mainstream.The premise of CCARE is that compassion …

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Jerome Freedman, PhD
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Mini Mindfulness Break for August 08, 2022

Dear Friends:
Anyone who tries to force-feed you advice isn’t likely to be a competent soul guide

– Martha Beck, The Way of Integrity

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How To Win The Race Of Life
Baba Hari Dass was not present yesterday at the Mount Madonna Center when my daughter received her diploma as an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counselor after more than 400 hours of training. His spirit was there in the hearts of everyone who knows and loves him. Babaji is on silent retre …

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Jerome Freedman, PhD
–Jerome

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Mini Mindfulness Break for August 07, 2022

Dear Friends:
What We’re Made Of

All the traditions in Buddhism have their own unique aspects. But in essence, we are all students of the same teacher.

– The Dalai Lama, “Ethics for a Secular Millennium “

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Theta Healing for Emotional, Physical, and Spiritual Wellness
This teaching on Theta Healing for emotional, physical and spiritual wellness came to me from David, a member of the Mindflness in Healing sangha. David spoke at length about it last Wednesday. Theta Healing® is an energy technique that allows us to i …

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All my best,

Jerome Freedman, PhD
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Mini Mindfulness Break for August 06, 2022

Dear Friends:
The Role of Faith

As a factor of the Buddhist path, faith (saddha) does not mean blind belief but a willingness to accept on trust certain propositions that we cannot, at our present stage of development, personally verify for ourselves.

– Bhikkhu Bodhi, “The Role of Faith”

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Meditation Practices for Mindful Eating
Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh has spoken quite often about the importance of mindful eating. He has, in fact, given us mindfulness practices for mindful eating. For example, in Plum Village or even at retreats in the United States or Canada, every meal is consumed …

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Jerome Freedman, PhD
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Mini Mindfulness Break for August 05, 2022

Dear Friends:
Every situation gives us the opportunity to embrace it with clarity, with understanding, to let go of our habitual reactivity, our dogmatic beliefs, our desires, our fears, to open up to a still, quiet, transparent space in which we somehow come to rest, even for a moment, and from that space, which is not conditioned by grasping, we can respond.

– Stephen Batchelor

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Emptiness, Interbeing And Reality
This video is entitled, “Where Science and Buddhism Meet: Emptiness, Interconnectivity and the Nature of Reality” by Gerald Penilla. I have changed the name to “Emptiness, Interbeing and Reality” to demonstrate the importance of the insights of emptiness and interbeing and how th …

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Jerome Freedman, PhD
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