Awareness, Acceptance, and Appreciation

Here are some recent quotes from The Inner Journey on cultivating a greater sense of awareness, acceptance, and appreciation...

"Few are those who see
with their own eyes
and feel
with their own hearts."
- Albert Einstein

"Mindfulness means
moment-to-moment,
nonjudgmental awareness.
It is cultivated by refining
our capacity to pay attention,
intentionally, in the present moment,
and then sustaining that attention
over time as best we can.
In the process, we become
more in touch with our life
as it is unfolding."
- Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn

"It is permissible
to take life's blessings with both hands
provided thou dost know thyself
prepared in the opposite event
to take them just as gladly.
This applies to food and friends and kindred,
to anything God gives and takes away...
As long as God is satisfied
do thou rest content.
If he is pleased to want
something else of thee,
still rest content."
- Meister Eckhart

"Sometimes what seems like surrender
isn't surrender at all.
It's about what's going on in our hearts.
About seeing clearly the way life is
and accepting it and being true to it,
whatever the pain, because the pain
of not being true to it
is far, far greater."
- Nicholas Evans

"You can never get to peace
and inner security
without first acknowledging
all of the good things in your life.
If you're forever wanting
and longing for more
without first appreciating things
the way they are,
you'll stay in discord."
- Doc Childre and Howard Martin


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