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Mindfulness Monday: gratitude

As I did Mindfulness Monday on Canadian Thanksgiving day, I thought I’d chose quotes about gratitude.
Being a transplanted Canuck means I get to celebrate Thanksgiving twice. But, as these authors suggest, thanksgiving and gratitude is part of a daily mindfulness practice.

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“The real gift of gratitude is that the more grateful you are, the more present you become.”

Robert Holden

 “Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.”

John Milton

 “Gratitude: a process of forgiveness, mindfulness, hope, awe, presence and expanded awareness all rolled into one amazing state of being.”

Kristen Granger

 Lorraine, hosting Mindfulness Monday for October 8, 2018.

Today is Canadian Thanksgiving Day/ Jour de l’action de grâce so I chose quotes dealing with gratitude. And, remember: 

“Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgivings.”

William Arthur Ward

 “I am grateful for what I have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.”

Henry David Thoreau

 

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Mindfulness Mondays: worry

Filling in for Wendy — going to be a guest contributor on a regular basis — for Mindfulness Monday. As I’ve been worrying alot, exploring mindfulness and worry was very therapeutic. It can be hard to be mindful when your mind is full of worried thoughts.

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“Do not lose yourself in the past. Do no lose yourself in the future. Do not get caught in your anger, worries or fears.Come back to the present moment, and touch life deeply. This is mindfulness.”

Thich Njat Hanh

“The day you stop worrying will be the first day of your new life; anxiety takes you in circles, trust in yourself and become free.”

Leon Brown

“Don’t believe every worried thought you have. Worried thoughts are notoriously inaccurate.”

Renee Jain

As Wendy indicated, I will drop by from time to time to do the Mindfulness Monday post.

Finding mindfulness quotes concerning worry was an excellent therapeutic exercise.

As an added bonus because I really like the idea:

Worry is a misuse of your imagination.”

Curiano

Image: © Lorraine (Please do not use without permission)

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Mindfulness Monday: depression

I filled in for Wendy today using the theme she had chosen: depression.
A very apt exercise for me right now — looking for mindfulness quotes on depression

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“For me mindfulness is like building a house,

so, the next time the tsunami that depression is

comes, I’ll have a structure to resist it.”

Ruby Wax

“Regardless of how dark and downbeat

the places you may find yourself,

there always exists the potential

for another path.”

Richard Gilpin

“You don’t have to control

your thoughts.

You just have to let them

stop controlling you.”

David Millman

 Image: © Lorraine (filling in for Wendy; using the theme she had chosen)

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Mindfulness Monday: perception

Wendy wasn’t able to do Mindfulness Monday this week, so I posted for her (after midnight so it’s really Thoughtful Tuesday?). I was looking for different themes, but realized that perception was woven through many of the quotes I really liked.
Wendy is alright; as you know she has migraine issues and that can make looking at the screen extremely difficult for periods of time. So, I filled in when she found she couldn’t quite finish her post for Mindfulnes Mondays.
Feel better, sis.

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“Piglet noticed that even thought he had a small heart,

it could hold a rather large amount of gratitude.”

A. A. Milne

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”

Dr. Seuss

“The moment one gives close attention to anything,

even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome,

indescribably magnificent world in itself.”

Henry Miller

Image: Lorraine 2018 (filling in for Wendy)

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