Before J.J. and I embarked on our great adventure, we received many kind advises from well-meaning friends.
The gist of their message is be careful, be safe and stay healthy. So far, so good. We find ourselves practicing mindfulness more conscientiously. Whether J.J. driving on a state highway speeding at 70 mph, visiting national parks or shopping at familiar yet unfamiliar Walmart, we are more focused, mindful and paying attention to ourselves and surroundings.
People we have met so far have been good. Some have gone out of their ways to make us feel welcome. J.J. and I also try to go a little out of our way to get to know some of the people we meet. Such opportunities are more available to us when we are staying at a small RV Park in a rural town in Utah. People and their pets are friendly, curious and how can one not be happy in such a lovely, peaceful environment?
Photos of Cathi doing yoga this morning at the Kolob-Zion National Park. Below are a selection of mindfulness quotations which I like to share with you.
Be well, be kind to yourself and to others and live a joyful and compassionate life!
Sat Nam -- Cathi
“The best way to capture moments is to pay attention. This is how we cultivate mindfulness. Mindfulness means being awake. It means knowing what you are doing.” ― Jon Kabat-Zinn
“If you surrender completely to the moments as they pass, you live more richly those moments.” — Anne Morrow Lindbergh
“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.” ― Henry David Thoreau
“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.”
― Thích Nhất Hạnh
“In this moment, there is plenty of time. In this moment, you are precisely as you should be. In this moment, there is infinite possibility. (17)”
― Victoria Moran
“Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different; enjoying the pleasant without holding on when it changes (which it will); being with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way (which it won’t).” – James Baraz