The Good We Do Sustains Us

“All of the pleasurable experiences we've had in our lives will be of little help when we are faced with challenges and despair. Rather, what will sustain us is all the good we have done.” John Bruna It is quite normal to seek pleasure…

Be a bright moon emerging from the clouds

"Someone who has acted carelessly, but later becomes careful and attentive, is as beautiful as the bright moon emerging from the clouds." -  Nagarjuna It is not easy to change old habits and tendencies that have become entrenched within…

True Compassion

“True compassion does not come from wanting to help out those less fortunate than ourselves but from realizing our kinship with all beings.” Pema Chödrön Of course, it is both our natural impulse and extremely helpful to want…

Irritation is an opportunity to learn and grow

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” - Carl Jung   When we don't like someone, perhaps we find them annoying, unpleasant to be around, or simply believe them to be a person…

Overcoming Suffering

"All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming." - Helen Keller What we are paying attention to in any given moment becomes very important to us. The more attention we give it, the more significant it becomes, overriding…

Expectations

"Expecting is the greatest impediment to living. In anticipation of tomorrow, it loses today." Seneca Expectations, as we all know, play a huge role in our lives. We have all experienced disappointment and even despair as a result of expectations.…

We already have what we seek

“We have what we seek, it is there all the time, and if we give it time, it will make itself known to us.” - Thomas Merton Today’s quote has many layers of wisdom. The first layer is simply that we often confuse our needs with our…
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Mindful Moments with John - Making Time To Improve Your Life

Today's Mindful Moment - Making Time To Improve Your Life You can watch all the Mindful Moment videos on John's YouTube Channel.
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Mindful Moments with John - January 30, 2018

Today's Mindful Moment - An Ounce Of Practice You can watch all the Mindful Moment videos on John's YouTube Channel.
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Mindful Moments with John - January 29, 2018

Today's Mindful Moment - Acceptance You can watch all the Mindful Moment videos on John's YouTube Channel.