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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, August 10th, 2017 by Donald Altman in THE MINDFULNESS CODE

“Being mindful in relationships can be difficult, especially because it often reveals the truth of the relationships. What do we do when we learn that our partner isn’t caring or committed to the relationship? We can deny the truth and … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, June 1st, 2017 by Donald Altman in ONE MINUTE MINDFULNESS

“The body is not different from spectacular castles and monuments that also must eventually lose their luster. Aging and wrinkles are simply signs that we have lived in the castle. They do not diminish the purpose, wonder, and loveliness of … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, January 12th, 2017 by Donald Altman in THE MINDFULNESS CODE

Note: In addition to today’s “Ponder” please note that I’ve posted a new blog post on my SpiritSimple.com blog called “Being Grateful and Remembering that Life Goes By in a Flash of Light”. Please click here to read it. “Each … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, August 18th, 2016 by Donald Altman in ONE MINUTE MINDFULNESS

“Stress is a killer – literally. Like a stealth fighter, stress hormones home in on the body’s immune system and impair its ability to fight illness, while the hormone cortisol attacks neurons in the brain’s learning center, the hippocampus. Some … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, May 26th, 2016 by Donald Altman in THE MINDFULNESS CODE

“Social situations often evoke anxiety as well as excitement. This is especially so when we are meeting new people. How can we bridge that gap of awkwardness? How can we begin to know someone better? Some people find it uncomfortable … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 by Donald Altman in THE MINDFULNESS CODE

“Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.” When you think about it, the practice of Intentionally Centering Attention Now is about watching for the mental and emotional weeds that obstruct … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, September 8th, 2015 by Donald Altman in ONE MINUTE MINDFULNESS

“The sky and the moon are waiting for your gaze. Their spaciousness invites us to a revolutionary perspective, the big view, the right now. To gaze at the sky and the moon is to leave the thinking, discursive, calculating, judging … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, June 25th, 2015 by Donald Altman in ONE MINUTE MINDFULNESS

“The heart has a language all its own. To speak from the heart in the next minute is to communicate from a place of love, truth, and beauty. But for many, the heart may be hidden and locked away behind … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 by Donald Altman in THE MINDFULNESS CODE

“When we lost our connection to the body, we lose one of our most important capacities for mindfulness. Right now, raise both of your arms out to your side. Close your eyes, and bring your arms slowly together until your … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 by Donald Altman in ONE MINUTE MINDFULNESS

“Forgiveness does not mean we forget a violation or injustice and allow it to reappear in our lives. However, every story has many perspectives, and it may be that the truth of our story can reveal our strength, not just … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 by Donald Altman in THE MINDFULNESS CODE

“Being judgmental is not the same as being discriminating and discerning and not the same as evaluating and analyzing in order to arrive at a decision or to make comparisons. A judgmental mind can be a dangerous thing. It gets … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Monday, October 4th, 2010 by Donald Altman in THE MINDFULNESS CODE

“Here is something to contemplate: Only living food that grows on our planet is suitable for our bodies to transform into the energy and sustenance we need. How could our bodies possibly achieve this miracle if we were not made … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Monday, September 13th, 2010 by Donald Altman in THE MINDFULNESS CODE

“PRACTICING MINDFULNESS DOES NOT MEAN that we won’t still find ourselves overcome with doubt. There will be periods when purpose is hard to find, when the journey seems like a chore, and when you’re not sure if your values and … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 by Donald Altman in THE MINDFULNESS CODE

“There is a story of how the Buddha once gave a talk to hundreds of monks, only to have them disagree and walk out on him. Did the Buddha then try to spin his message to get high approval ratings … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 by Donald Altman in THE MINDFULNESS CODE

“You don’t need to spend another day living without a purpose. What do you care about? What makes this day special? Remember, your purpose does not have to change the entire world to be worthwhile and give meaning to your … Continue reading

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