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Mindfulness Doesn't Change Life

"Mindfulness meditation doesn't change life. Life remains as fragile and unpredictable as ever. Meditation changes the heart's capacity to accept life as it is. It teaches the heart to be more accommodating, not by beating it into submission, but by making it clear that accommodation is a gratifying choice." Sylvia Boorstein, PhD

I love this because it offers amongst other things, the chance to live with more ease and acceptance.

As someone frequently locked into a place of struggling with what is, I rely on practice to show me my heart can open to what is, as it is. The frenzy of struggle only causes more misery. Being clear and open I can try to choose wisely, compassionately. I may not always succeed but thats why its called practice.
What does this quote evoke or stir for you? Id love to know. Please share and use the contact me page to share your own thoughts ad feelings if you feel so moved. Mindfulness is at the heart of my practice as an artist, whether I am making photos or paintings or installations and m ost of all how I try to live my life with my husband, my family, friends and community.