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Courage Doesn’t Always Roar

on Apr 5, 2016 in Inspiration, Mindfulness


It takes courage to be still and thoughtfully choose your actions rather than re-acting spontaneously. Mindfulness is the key that opens your door to a fully engaged life. Mindfulness allows you to act on what you know you want, rather that acting out in the moment because of how you feel.

“If you eat, don’t eat your projects. Don’t eat your sadness.Don’t eat the argument you just had. Don’t eat your loneliness or need. Just eat. If you walk. Just walk. If you drive, just drive. You have to choose again and again, to be in the present moment. The moment you realize you’re not mindful is when you actually become mindful. You must come back to it again, and again. It’s mental training.”

Sister Dang Nghiem, Deer Park Monastery