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“Mindfulness is a way of living your life as if it really mattered. Defined as moment to moment, non-judgmental awareness.”
-- Jon Kabat-Zinn, Life Is Right Now,
"The latest research in mindfulness is showing that it is actually possible to pay attention in systematic ways that change the way the brain is wired, changes the way the brain functions, changes the very structure of the brain in ways that enhance well-being, and clarity, and multiple intelligences."
Jon Kabat-Zinn is a professor of medicine emeritus and founding director of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program in the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
He is the author of many books, including the best-selling Full Catastrophe Living and Coming to our Senses.
“Feelings, whether of compassion or irritation, should be welcomed, recognized, and treated on an absolutely equal basis; because both are ourselves. The tangerine I am eating is me. The mustard greens I am planting are me. I plant with all my heart and mind. I clean this teapot with the kind of attention I would have were I giving the baby Buddha or Jesus a bath. Nothing should be treated more carefully than anything else. In mindfulness, compassion, irritation, mustard green plant, and teapot are all sacred.”
More about Jon Kabat-Zinn: http://www.mindfulnesscds.com/
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