Jon Kabat-Zinn’s mindfulness lessons are simply gold. It helps us in so many ways. I learned a lot of things from his teachings. His words are well-researched and practical in its nature.
You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf. – Jon Kabat-Zinn
Typically when something goes wrong in the society or with ourselves, we try to prevent that, we force the nature to do it. But in our day-to-day life, we cannot stop that. As it is the only way, you can learn. The best approach is to prevent the problem before it arrives. Try to learn the skills, develop techniques through which you can protect yourself.
He who dies before he dies does not die when he dies – Jon Kabat-Zinn
The time you spend in earning money nowhere related to living an actual life. Earning is just a process to feed you. Earning is not the end of the road. Its motto is to work as an assistant for your real purpose.
You are only here now; you’re only alive in this moment – Jon Kabat-Zinn
The purpose of mindfulness living is to teach you how to live in this moment, without being worried about the future, to learn the ways, to become aware of yourself and aware of your surroundings.
Mindful living or present moment living help you to overcome any doubts or stress related to your life.
The little things? The little moments? They aren’t little. – Jon Kabat-Zinn
Sometimes most of us forget to enjoy our best moments because we don’t understand it, we don’t realize whether it is true or not? The secret behind living a happy life is to live with the small moments. It’s only within the small moments where you will explore your true happiness.
You make problem you have problem – Jon Kabat-Zinn
Situations never become a barrier. It’s a state of mind; it works as an acceptance of yourself that you are not worthy or capable enough. Our mind creates that, only by living in the present you can overcome it, only by Let go the future you will win this battle.
Patience is a form of wisdom. It demonstrates that we understand and accept the fact that sometimes things must unfold in their own time. – Jon Kabat-Zinn
Time becomes worse when you lose your patience. Patience is gold, only if you know and master the art of it. A man with patience doesn’t lose their self-control when the circumstances go against them. A master of patience can pass any difficult time without losing their happiness.
Writing can be an incredible mindfulness practice – Jon Kabat-Zinn
If you want to express yourself without worried about what others will think, then writing is for you. Writing helps you to dig into your heart. Writing will help you to find your life’s true purpose. Writing helps you to Let go the stress.
See If you can give yourself gifts that may be true blessings, such as self-acceptance – Jon Kabat-Zinn
Mindfulness living also helps you to increase your self-confidence and self-belief. Most of us are not happy with what we have or how we look. We see ourselves as incomplete. We always look for ways to complete us. But the truth is that you are perfect as you are. You don’t need to change yourself. Just accept that and the world will fall in love with you.
We take care of the future best by taking care of the present now – Jon Kabat-Zinn
Neither tries to change the future nor try to make it. Live in the present moment. This is the only way you can find happiness. The present is the only thing you can live and enjoy, remembering the past or future only brings your worries. Let go of it all.
The real meditation practice is how we live our lives from moment to moment to moment. – Jon Kabat-Zinn
No matter how many times or days you practice meditation or mindfulness but at the bottom, it’s about your choice, if you wish to live in the present you will be, if you don’t you will never be. It’s that’s simple. Ask yourself and then you will get the answer.