Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Just Sit There

"Often we tell ourselves, "Don't just sit there, do something!" But when we practice awareness, we discover something unusual. We discover that the opposite may be more helpful: "Don't just do something, sit there!" We must learn to stop from time to time in order to see clearly.

The foundation of happiness in mindfulness. The basic condition for being happy is our consciousness of being happy. If we are not aware that we are happy, we are not really happy. There are so many things that are enjoyable, but when we don't practice mindfulness, we don't appreciate them
." -an excerpt from "Aimlessness" by Thich Nhat Hanh

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