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June 2017

fffaw June 27, 2017: Plan 9

Mindfulness Monday – this moment

Mindfulness Mondays give me substance, sustenance for the days ahead. Taking each day as a unit; being here, being now.

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day lily

“Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion.”

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

“Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment I know this is the only moment.”

~ Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace

*photo by w. holcombe

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mlmm “it’s all in the title”: Culleen Callawe’en and the minutiae of the stars

100 WW 24: she of the isle

Tale Weaver #125, of the writerly persuasion: a tale . . .

I pick the flowers; rub the herbs

Mindfulness Monday – Byron Katie

Another set of wise words chosen by a wise woman.
“You don’t have to like it… it’s just easier if you do.” — so true. Hard at times to follow, but in the end, the best approach.

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“Life is simple. Everything happens for you, not to you. Everything happens at exactly the right moment, neither too soon nor too late. You don’t have to like it… it’s just easier if you do.”
~ Byron Katie

“All I have is all I need and all I need is all I have in this moment.”
~ Byron Katie

*photo taken by W. Holcombe

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mlmm wordle 160: whiskey neat

Tale Weaver 124, forest creatures: Calaxia’s concerto

mlmm stories X 5: Xara unbounded

Mindfulness Monday – Pain

Reblogged to save it — pain is the constant isn’t it — physical, mental, emotional.

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“Do not resist your pain.
Surrender to the grief, despair, fear, loneliness,
or whatever form the suffering takes.
Witness it without labelling it mentally.
Allow it to be there.
Embrace it.
Then see how the miracle of surrender transmutes
deep suffering into deep peace.”

~ Eckhart Tolle

“With mindfulness we have the choice of
responding with compassion to the pain
of craving, anger, fear and confusion.
Without mindfulness we are stuck in the
reactive pattern and identification that
will inevitably create more suffering and confusion.”

~ Noah Levine

*image taken by S. Holcombe, permission is required for use.

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large gulp of wedding toast champagne

Mindfulness Monday – Forgetfulness

Forgetfulness; so often the desire to forget, to allow all the disappear. And a reminder of what remembrance holds for us.

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leaf with water droplet quote

“Forgetfulness of your real nature is true death;
rememberance of it is rebirth.”

~Ramana Maharshi

*all photos and artwork on Picnic with Ants created by Wendy Holcombe.  Do not use without permission.

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mlmm writing prompt June 4th: mis-spelled

Warren Zevon, Accidentally Like A Martyr

Peter Paul and Mary, Puff the Magic Dragon

Ode to Sheffield Mills

Tale Weaver 122: Once Upon a Park (soap-box, and Strawberry Fields Forever)

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