Smiling, breathe in pure air. In touch with cool water, breathe out.
"We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world." - The Dhammapada
In brief, whatever you are doing ask yourself, “What’s the state of my mind?” With constant mindfulness and mental alertness, accomplish others' good. This is the practice of bodhisattvas. - Togmay Sangpo, "The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattvas"
Awareness sets a certain standard for when you’re confronted with a situation. Where you might be tempted to do something that is harmful, you’re instead able to bring in your mindfulness training and say, ‘Well, this is unbecoming of me. This is against my values.’ - Thubten Jinpa, founder of Compassion Institute and author of A Fearless Heart
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