Mindful Squared

The subject of mindfulness has been, well, on my mind, more so than usual.

I just signed the dotted line to work with a website designer to transform B Here Today into a soft landing place for helping you create a deeper sense of your own purpose and mindfulness.  My designer is encouraging me to really set a laser beam on my intentions for the site’s content and what I want to offer you.

I want to offer you tools for creating presence and peace and to help you answer the question: How do you stay present to the moments in your day when life seems like a perpetual whirlwind? I want us to share thoughts about living from the heart and about experiencing being where we are today and every day.

I’m also thinking a lot too of my cyber friend Tom Catton, author of The Mindful Addict (reviewed in last Thursday’s post).  I’ve chosen this week’s Mindful Monday quotes with Tom in mind; each of them is from his book.  Let me know what you think and how you find them useful.  And if you’re inclined, pick up a copy of Tom’s book at Amazon.com or bn.com.

As you move through your week, please give mindful consideration to these quotes one per work day or all of them each day.  The latter is what I’ll do as I do my best to “practice what I preach.”

B Well & Mindful, dear friends,

Beth

From Tom Catton’s The Mindful Addict:

I was learning the discipline of being quiet.  Doing a meditation before the day started was like greeting the day as it gave birth to the light.

There are no coincidences in life.  But there are miracles we can all experience and connect with when we are fully awake, mindful of life in the moment, and unafraid to follow our hearts.  They only ask of us our presence, an acknowledgment and our attention paid in full.

I define sanity as living in a place of love, living in the present moment.  Insanity occurs when we are living in fear and separation.

We must surrender to change or we become stagnant; we become complacent.  We become robots, simply going through the motions of life.  Complacency is a lazy, tired form of fear.

This is the principle of equanimity in action:  Move through our lives without labeling everything “good” or “bad.”  Life just is.  There will be challenges.  By grace, we stay on the path and then find ourselves looking at life with more compassion.

 

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4 Comments

  1. Becky Vance says:

    Interesting post and I am looking forward to reading this book!

  2. Galen Pearl says:

    You and I are very much in sync in terms of how we want to live our lives and how we want to connect with others. I look forward to what you do with your site. What an exciting way to start the new year!

  3. Hi Beth,

    Hey congrats on your web design move. That is always a big decision, but it will be so fun to see what the designer comes up with and these types of changes are always a step forward. You have so much to offer on your blog, so I’m curious to see where you go from here.

    The Mindful Addict sounds like an interesting book – I’m going now to read your review.

    • Beth Wilson says:

      Cathy and Galen, I so appreciate your support as I move forward into these new blog waters. I am thrilled and excited!

      Cathy, I think you’ll enjoy Tom’s book. He has quite a story to tell.

      Blessings to you both!

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