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

Live To Inspire

Live to inspire, and you will be inspired by others. Focus on being inspirational, and act purposefully.

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.~ John Quincy Adams

To succeed, you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you. ~Tony Dorsett

I realized that people had an unreal image of me, that somehow I was a god on Mount Olympus. I decided that if I were going to make use of my role as a Supreme Court Justice, it would be to inspire people to realize that, first, I was just like them and second, if I could do it, so could they. ~Sonia Sotomayor

Find your voice and inspire others to find theirs. ~Stephen Covey

I want to inspire, and be inspired. ~Sam Mendes

Positivity Works

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.”

~Helen Keller

“In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision.”

~ Dalai Lama

“You can’t make positive choices for the rest of your life without an environment that makes those choices easy, natural, and enjoyable.”

~ Deepak Chopra

“When you are enthusiastic about what you do, you feel this positive energy. It’s very simple.”

~Paulo Coelho

“Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.”

~Colin Powell