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two-hundred-and-sixteen-twenty-seven: instrument

“Your mind is your instrument. Learn to be its master and not its slave.”

two-hundred-and-two: two-choices

“You have two choices, to control your mind or to let your mind control you.” – Paulo Coelho

one-hundred-and-ninety: dwell

“Dwelling on the negative simply contributes to its power.” ~Shirley MacLaine

one-hundred-and-fifty-five: worries

Sometimes I catch myself future forwarding and it causes me great worry and anxiety. There is no point in investing in the future, the only time we have is now for tomorrow is not a guarantee. Why waste your time, emotion and energy on uncertainty. Meditation helps calm the mind.

one-hundred-and-forty-five:post-work

When you get home from work, every day, stand in front of your door and appreciate the moment. Rejoice in it. Breathe in and out three times. – Barbara Ann Kipfer

Before getting home do this, drop your baggage from work – your work mode, mind, stresses and come home to yourself, to your family. Don’t make the mistake of carrying work induced emotions to inflict upon yourselves and others. Switch off. You’re home.

one-hundred-and-forty-three:swinging-door

Think of your mind as a swinging door. “Thoughts and feelings come in and out, like people. Be the door, not the doorman.” – Barbara Ann Kipfer

one-hundred-and-thirty-seven: follow

Everything is based on mind, is lead by mind, is fashioned by mind. If you speak and act with a polluted mind, suffering will follow you, as the wheels of an oxcart follow the footsteps of the ox. Everything is based on mind, is lead by mind, is fashioned by mind. If you speak and act with a pure mind, happiness will follow you, as a shadow clings to form. – Opening statement of the Dhammapada. Translated by Thomas Cleary.
The Dhammapada (Pāli; Prakrit: धम्मपद Dhammapada; Sanskrit: धर्मपद Dharmapada) is a collection of sayings of the Buddha in verse form and one of the most widely read and best known Buddhist scriptures.