Word of the month: “Mindful” Top 5 Quotes and Poem

Each month we announce a new word and list 5 quotes and a poem that adequately conveys that word. The word itself is designed to inspire us and be a reflection of what we are hoping to achieve.

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Why Mindful?

In today’s busy society we forget to live in the moment and appreciate the simple things. There is an increase in adult colouring in books to help us de-stress and enjoy reliving our childhood. Being mindful in many ways is about slowing down, focusing on breathe and paying attention to the moment without judgement. In truth, we could all benefit from taking a few minutes each day in quiet contemplation of our surroundings to help our mental wellbeing.

Our Top 5 Quotes:

“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.”
– Thich Nhat Hanh

“When you realize nothing is lacking, the whole world belongs to you.”
– Lao Tzu

“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.”
– Amit Ray

“In the end, just three things matter:

How well we have lived
How well we have loved
How well we have learned to let go”
– Jack Kornfield

“The practice of mindfulness begins in the small, remote cave of your unconscious mind and blossoms with the sunlight of your conscious life, reaching far beyond the people and places you can see.”
– Earon Davis

Poem of the Month:

Look to this day

For it is life, the very life of life.
In its brief course
Lie all the verities and realities of your existence.

The bliss of growth,
The glory of action,
The splendour of achievement
Are but experiences of time.

For yesterday is but a dream
And tomorrow is only a vision;
And today well-lived, makes
Yesterday a dream of happiness
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.

Look well therefore to this day;
Such is the salutation to the ever-new dawn!

By Kalidasa

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