Executive Director, Discover Mindfulness
Mindfulness is simple, but it's not easy. When I'm on my computer, I can forget to check in with myself for hours. Then, when I do, I may notice that my shoulders are all tense, or that I've been wasting time checking email when I need to get something more important done.
When we have a toothache, all we want is for it to go away, and when it does we are so happy. So, Thich Nhat Hanh asks, if you don't have a toothache now, why not be aware of that, and smile? Be aware that you have two eyes that work, enough food to eat and, really, all the conditions you need to be happy.
05/31/2013 08:00 EDT
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