"What matters most in life is the quality of our experience, the ability to be awake to what is real and true in our lives, for the difficult and the happy times, to be awake to each person we touch, to our own experience, to the moment we are in, to the simple, sweet, and alive gifts of a smile, a touch, a kind deed, the breeze on our skin, or a firefly flickering in the early summer night.
But that is harder than it sounds. Our monkey mind gets in the way. In order to pay attention we need to be quiet, to be practiced at stillness, to know the habits of our mind and be skilled at dancing with them, not to be controlled or dominated by them. To witness the thoughts and feelings we have without having them overwhelm, dominate, and control our lives."
The above excerpt was taken from the article entitled 'Why Doing Nothing is the Key to Happiness.' And although it has a more specific focus, it does bring up some great points about how easy it is for us to be weighed down with life and lose our ability to "be awake." To continue reading more and find out how mindful meditation can help you achieve your own personal happiness, visit: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-mark-hyman/meditation-tips_b_1620411.html
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