At any given moment, whether you’re active or resting, your mind is often in narrative mode…commenting, judging, deciding, wanting, resisting, blaming, questioning, blah blah blah. After reading this sentence and before moving on to the next sentence, you might explore pausing in the silence in between thoughts, even if it only lasts a fragment of a second…starting now.
In mindful presence,
Silence is essential.
We need silence, just as much as we need air, just as much as plants need light.
If our minds are crowded with words and thoughts, there is no space for us.
―Thich Nhat Hanh
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Lori Furbush teaches Qigong, Yoga, Reiki, & Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). She weaves MINDFULNESS & RELAXATION into every moment.