First, come into the present. Flash on what’s happening with you right now. Be fully aware of your body, its energetic quality. Be aware of your thoughts and emotions.
Next, feel your heart, literally placing your hand on your chest if you find that helpful. This is a way of accepting yourself just as you are in that moment, a way of saying, “This is my experience right now, and it’s okay.”
Then go into the next moment without any agenda.
from the book Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change
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Further quotes from the book Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change:
- Just our personal viewpoint
- Unfettered mind
- The real cause of our suffering
- Beyond our comfort zone
- The mandala of our life
- Building Inner Strength
- We Have a Choice
- Stepping-stones for awakening our compassion
- What are you doing when you are unhappy
- Forever in flux
- Everything and everyone is in process
- Embracing the groundlessness of our situation
- The knack of refraining
- The detox period
- Renouncing one thing
- Practicing with Strong Emotions
- Breathe in pain, breath out relief
- Complete acceptance