Mindfulness and Compassion

We live in community, or do we? Are we aware of where we are and what we are doing? Are we aware of others and the living world we share? Awareness leads to wisdom, compassion and happiness. Astrology points to a new opportunity this week to make a big difference through our own small action in mindfulness.

Mindfulness is not difficult. It means paying attention to where you are and what you are doing. It entails taking your surroundings in instead of shutting them out. Sure, you can text while climbing a flight of stairs, but do you know how many stairs you just climbed? That’s an example of a small thing that can have a big effect in a positive way. If you start paying attention to the number of stairs, you might become conscious of the number of trees, then all of a sudden birds will start singing out of nowhere and you’ll feel your heart beating and actually taste your food and maybe even notice the fragile, precious beauty of other people. There is no limit to how far you can go with mindfulness, but it does place a limit on what you are capable of — the kind of limit that makes the world safer when we are self-compelled to simply love.

Read the whole article by Len Wallick at Sense from Senselessness — Venus, Mercury, Pholus and Ixion

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14 thoughts on “Mindfulness and Compassion

  1. Thanks Christine – this is SO timely for me. I’m putting something ‘out there’ at the moment (in terms of a new job) and really drawing in good energy to make it happen. Thanks for the link to Len’s blog it’s a really good piece!!

    • yes i love to read len’s stuff, always so considered and far-seeing 🙂 those of us already awake and present will make good use of this time to see mindfulness multiply!

  2. Mindfulness and compassion. Seems easy but a lot of us, in a world where everyone is busy seems to be lacking off. The world needs healing, to feel a bit of compassion and kindness, to feel that there’s good in others and it does starts with us. Thanks for opening our eyes today. I like this one, “There is no limit to how far you can go with mindfulness, but it does place a limit on what you are capable of — the kind of limit that makes the world safer when we are self-compelled to simply love.” Love is all we need…

  3. Hear! Hear! It sounds trite, but having survived against odds, re-gaining most of my sight, having my face reconstructed so I look good, not only normal give me a special mindfulness. Life is filled with small, incredibly precious moments. If you are living unmindfully great joy, peace and happiness is missed. The above were the result of fabulous surgeons and many hours of patience and pain. The alternative; horror or death. I have so much to be grateful for. To be mindful of. What a gift, what pleasure! 🙂

    • thanks for your precious comment, speaking from your experience of suffering your words are powerful and amplify the message of mindfulness, love and compassion 🙂

    • i really feel that our consciousness is moving that way, more and more will find peace and happiness in just being present 🙂 so glad you are too, despite, or through your trials ….

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