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Mindfulness


Book Review: Art of Power by Thich Nhat Hanh
Part – I I  Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the energy of attention and capacity to be 100% present to what is happening within and around us, right here and right now.

Whatever you do, you do with your whole being.

Invest yourself entirely in the here and now, without running away from here and now.
The past is already gone, the future is not yet here. If you miss the present moment, you miss your appointment with life.

We have been taught to do many things at once. Actually, you forget this and everything. Instead of multitasking, we must restrict ourselves to 'unitask'.

If you are not capable of being in the here and now, you won't be able to recognise yourself, your happiness or your sufferings.

FIVE pieces of training for this:
  1. Be aware of the suffering caused by the destruction of life. Not to kill anyone and be a supporter of killers.
  2. Be aware of sufferings caused by exploitation, social injustice, stealing and oppression.
  3. Sexual misconduct.
  4. Loving speech and deep listening.
  5. Have mindful consumption of drink, eating and consuming. We are what we consume.
It is being present in the presence, with full mind-attention.

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