|Posted on March 4, 2011 at 8:45 AM|
"Mindfulness means moment-to-moment, non-judgmental awareness. It
is cultivated by refining our capacity to pay attention,
intentionally, in the present moment, and then sustaining that
attention over time as best we can. In the process, we become
more in touch with our life as it is unfolding."
-- Myla & Jon Kabat-Zinn
Why do we want to become more aware?
If we remain unaware, we:
- repeat the past,
- remain stuck in relationships,
- live superficial, literal and one dimensional lives,
- lack experiences of love and beauty, and
- have limited connection to others and the universe.
With awareness, we are fully involved with life. Awareness is
sensing deeply and sensitively for what really is. To do this, we
need to approach the present as totally new. When we can be open
and attentive in each moment, we begin to free ourselves from the
conditioning of the past and the suffering that it so often
"If moment by moment you can keep your mind clear then nothing
will confuse you."