Mastering Mindfulness

How does one master mindfulness? I guess we keep practicing it, until we don’t have to remind ourselves to be mindful.These quotes might help us understand why we need to be mindful.

Mindfulness helps you go home to the present. And every time you go there and recognize a condition of happiness that you have, happiness comes. ~Thich Nhat Hanh

The mindfulness revolution is not quite as dramatic as the moon shot or the civil rights movement, but I believe, in the long run, it can have just as great an impact. ~Tim Ryan

You practice mindfulness, on the one hand, to be calm and peaceful. On the other hand, as you practice mindfulness and live a life of peace, you inspire hope for a future of peace. ~Thich Nhat Hanh

Buddhist mindfulness is about the present, but I also think it’s about being real. Being awake to everything. Feeling like nothing can hurt you if you can look it straight on.            ~ Krista Tippett

The key to creating the mental space before responding is mindfulness. Mindfulness is a way of being present: paying attention to and accepting what is happening in our lives. It helps us to be aware of and step away from our automatic and habitual reactions to our everyday experiences. ~Elizabeth Thornton

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