The following is a guest blog that I wrote for SpiritGrow Mindfulness Meditation Centre about mindfulness. I am republishing it to coincide with Mindful in May. Details about how you can join Mindful in May are at the end of the blog.
One might think that something as powerful as mindfulness, with its potential to affect such significant change to one’s mind, body and spirit would require a tremendous amount of time, energy and perhaps even sacrifice. Yet the extraordinary thing about mindfulness is, once one’s mind has been open to it, change almost becomes effortless.
I have a little secret that I would like to confess and I am not going to postpone it any longer… I am an addict and frequent user … of Facebook. I know there are those amongst us who cast aspersions and make judgment calls about those who use it, but I love the ease in which it has enabled me to stay in contact with friends, family and acquaintances.
I’ve always been a big believer in good manners. As a child I’m sure at times I felt aggravated by being constantly reminded to begin and end every request with a please or a thank you, yet now it has become such an unconscious act, that the only time I give it thought, is in their absence, either by my own erroneous omission, or more commonly by others.
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