WEEK 5 OF THE 40-DAY MINDFULNESS CHALLENGE
“Although mindfulness is highly touted,
people may easily misunderstand it.
First, they may mistakenly believe
that to practice mindfulness
means to think hard about something.
In mindfulness we use the thinking power of the mind
only to initiate the practice
(‘Be aware of your posture today’)
and to remind us to return to the practice
when the mind inevitably wanders during the day
(‘Return your awareness to your posture’).
However, once we follow the mind’s instructions
and begin to use the method,
we can let go of thoughts.
When the thinking mind quiets down,
it shifts into open awareness.
Then we are anchored in the body,
alert and present.”
Jan Chozen Bays, from How to Train a Wild Elephant: And Other Adventures in Mindfulness
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