Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Be An Island

"Mindfulness is not just a word or a discourse by the Buddha, but a meaningful state of mind. It means we have to be here now, in this very moment, and we have to know what is happening internally and externally. It means being alert to our motives and learning to change unwholesome thoughts and emotions into wholesome ones. Mindfulness is a mental activity that in due course eliminates all suffering. "

Ayya Khema from her book Be an Island


  1. I am reminded again this week to be more mindful. Thank you.

    beautiful shot

  2. Love your post and yes, you can use the quote from Margaret Thatcher. Afterall, I found it in a book of quotes and thought it was great to share.

  3. Oh boy...I LIKE that. I may have to swipe it and put on MY bathroom mirror.

    Outstanding photo too.