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The Great Tragedy of Speed, by David Whyte

FaceBook  On Jan 27, 2015 Heidi wrote:

How often I have experienced this at work - everyone rushing forward with no time to consider long-term impact, look back at previous iterations or assess feasibility with any depth.  In the mad rush to "do" or to "make our mark," often the very purpose for our work is even overlooked.  I am grateful for having become more mindful at home.     

 

Dignity of Restraint, by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

FaceBook  On Jan 20, 2015 Heidi wrote:

To me, this is about choosing our thoughts, being intentional about how we spend our "brain time." It means having a little discipline in terms of where we direct our thoughts.  I am not my thoughts; thoughts are just random bits of information streaming across my consciousness like the rolling scores of other games running across the bottom of the TV screen during a football game.  I can choose to focus on them or let them keep rolling by.  I am the awareness of those thoughts, and I can choose where to focus my awareness. But consciously making choices in the moment of the thought about what we must give up to attend to them is something I must seek to cultivate in my life - a concept which this article has helped me grasp in a more practical way.