Dharmatalk: Right Mindfulness

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“… bringing awareness back to the present moment whenever our minds wander …”

hummingbird present moment awareness

“… Here, a person dwells, contemplating the body in the body …”

Description: Ongoing series on basic Buddhism. The original sanskrit word smrti, which often gets translated as “mindfulness,” also means “remembering to be aware.” Modern culture offers us many ways to distract ourselves when feelings of discomfort or unease arise. By ardently doing our best to stick to the practice, by bringing awareness back to the present moment whenever our minds wander, we can learn to remain at ease in a realm that is freer of judgment and allows space for distress, without needing to avoid it or push it away, and become more at peace with it.

For the introduction to this basic Buddhism series, please visit Venus Twinkling.

Post & Featured Image: Hummingbird Green-crowned Brilliant  by OndrejProsicky, purchased from depositphotos, for use only on our website/social channels (this image is not permitted to be shared separately from this post).


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