Thankful Thursdays...for Thich Nhat Hanh and Ron and Alexandra Seigel

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Thankful Thursdays...for Thich Nhat Hanh and Ron and Alexandra Seigel

 

Being in the present is something I continue to work on. When I started taking yoga classes years ago, during savasana, my instructor encouraged us to clear our minds of all thoughts. Stop thinking about what errand we had to run later or what we wanted to cook for dinner. I was a miserable failure at that. 

 

Over the years, I’ve tried meditating and being in the present without much luck. I continue to be a work in progress. 

 

With mindfulness, you can establish yourself in the present in order to touch the wonders of life that are available in that moment. Thich Nhat Hanh



 I have Ron and Alexandra Seigel , their posts on mindfulness and their introducing me to the quotes of Thich Nhat Hanh to thank for nudging me back on the mindfulness track. 



When things aren’t going exactly as I’d planned or thought they would go, I reach for my yoga breaths and enjoy what is...not what should be. 

 

Life is short and as much as we’d like to control every instant of it, we cannot. What we can do is learn to enjoy what has been presented to us. 

 

Here are two posts from Ron and Alexandra that you might enjoy:

 

Monday Musings: Inspirational Words on The Practice of Peace

 

Monday Musings: Stormy Monday, In Touch With Life! 



People sacrifice the present for the future. But life is available only in the present. That is why we should walk in such a way that every step can bring us to the here and the now. Thich Nhat Hanh

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Sharon Tara don't try, just fixate on those gaps between your mind's wanderings, it is YOUR mind not you...

 

Feb 13, 2020 07:29 AM #7
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Kathy Streib we both still have those moments when the minds forgets it is not us, but something we have that we use.  We have a mind, we are not the mind.

Thank you for the mention and thank you for your kindness and your inspiration that you have shared with us. A

Feb 13, 2020 07:31 AM #8
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Will Hamm
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Great blog and I need to learn how to relax more and take my mind off of others that I worry about

 

Feb 13, 2020 07:43 AM #9
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Roy Kelley
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I also follow the excellent posts by Ron and Alexandra Seigel.  And, I have reblogged many of them.

   With mindfulness, you can establish yourself in the present in order to touch the wonders of life that are available in that moment. Thich Nhat Hanh

Feb 13, 2020 07:45 AM #10
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Kathy Streib,

What a great post and shout out to Ron and Alexandra Seigel. After moving to Sedona and getting out of the so-called rat race, I was able to slow down and work on mindfulness. As a REALTOR, it can be hard to stay in the moment because you need to continue to plan out each listing as well as future business. But, grounding yourself and taking time out of your day, week and month, are important for our well-rounded health both physical and psychological. 

Feb 13, 2020 07:51 AM #11
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Very nice shout out to Ron and Alexandra.  Sometimes I can focus on nothing but the mind does wander quite often. It is a learned practice.  

Feb 13, 2020 08:15 AM #12
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel  are masters at mindfulness, although they are likely to be the first to say we are all works in progress.

Feb 13, 2020 08:46 AM #13
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Good afternoon Kathy. I too work on being in the moment. Alexandra and Ron and are the queen and king of all things positive.

Feb 13, 2020 09:16 AM #14
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Thinking is highly overrated, I discourage it whenever possible. LOL
Simply FEEL your heartbeat. Life force. Connection to Source.
You 1, Monkey Brain 0.
and I always agree with Ron and Alexandra Seigel  

Feb 13, 2020 10:43 AM #15
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Kathy we share the same difficulty of clearing our minds.  The hamster keeps on spinning the wheels up there

Feb 13, 2020 12:54 PM #16
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Donald Urschalitz Love and Thank you so much. Happy Valentine's Day!

Kat Palmiotti it's not easy to achieve but I'm working on it. 

Michael Jacobs Very well put Mr. Jacobs!!!

Feb 13, 2020 05:45 PM #17
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Brian England you will love it!!!! Give it a try. When I started, my neighbor across the street taught it in her basement. We could see the golf course while we were there. 

Feb 13, 2020 05:47 PM #18
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD Whatever the challenges are, I know you will get past them. Deep breaths and make sure you get your rest. 

Sharon Tara my mind goes all over the place. 

Ron and Alexandra Seigel I'm going to work on what you told Sharon. 

Feb 13, 2020 05:52 PM #19
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Will Hamm  I find that it is something I am constantly working on.

Roy Kelley Thank you. There is so much from them I've learned. 

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® you are so right. There are obligations from our work and personal lives that make us think ahead and focus on the future but we have to find the time, as you've done, to ground yourself. 

Feb 13, 2020 05:57 PM #20
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Sharon Lee you said it correctly...a learned practice. 

Lottie Kendall excellent point. Ad if we're not a work in progress, where does that leave us?

Sheila Anderson learning to appreciate where you are and what you have is a big step. 

Feb 13, 2020 06:04 PM #21
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Candice A. Donofrio I was hoping you would chime in and you did, and I was not disappointed!!!!

George Souto I wake up that way!!!

Feb 13, 2020 06:06 PM #22
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James Dray
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Morning Kathy.

My mind is always going in so many different directions, it's difficult (for me) to focus on just one train of thought

Feb 14, 2020 12:52 AM #23
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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I have to agree with comment #23 left by James Dray .  My mind seems to go in so many directions, it is difficult for me to focus on one train of thought.  But, I try!

Feb 14, 2020 04:20 PM #24
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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CONGRATULATIONS Kathy, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Feb 14, 2020 04:20 PM #25
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Kathy:

I am definitely work in progress as far as mindfulness is concerned. What a nice shout-out to Ron and Alexandra, and for good reason,. Thank you for those wonderful quotes.

Jeff

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