Green Time

Monday, October 17, 2011

Being healthy in attitudes and behavior every day.

“The secret to inner peace and lasting happiness is kindness—not random acts of kindness or simply being nice, but rather, kindness as a way of life.” 
- Michael Chase

“Ample sleep needs to be a priority in your life, not just for a high beauty quotient but to ensure basic health, particularly as you get older.” 
- Robert Tornambe, M.D.

“Without the illness I would never have been forced to re-evaluate my life and my career. I know if I had not had cancer, I would not have won the Tour de France.”
--Lance Armstrong

‎"In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins; not through strength, but through persistence."

Thought for the day: You can't change the past, but you can ruin the present by worrying over the future. ~ unknown

‎"Nothing limits achievement like small thinking; nothing expands possibilities like unleashed imagination." 
- William Arthur Ward

‎"Be kind to each other. It is better to commit faults with gentleness than to work miracles with unkindness." 
— Mother Teresa

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Mindfulness means keeping ourselves situated in the present.

The Construct of Mindfulness | Journal of Social Issues | Find Articles:
by Ellen J. Langer, Mihnea Moldoveanu
Mindfulness is not an easy concept to define but can be best understood as the process of drawing novel distinctions. It does not matter whether what is noticed is important or trivial, as long as it is new to the viewer. Actively drawing these distinctions keeps us situated in the present. 

It also makes us more aware of the context and perspective of our actions than if we rely upon distinctions and categories drawn in the past. Under this latter situation, rules and routines are more likely to govern our behavior, irrespective of the current circumstances, and this can be construed as mindless behavior. 

The process of drawing novel distinctions can lead to a number of diverse consequences, 

(1) a greater sensitivity to one's environment, 

(2) more openness to new information, 

(3) the creation of new categories for structuring perception, and 

(4) enhanced awareness of multiple perspectives in problem solving. 

The subjective "feel" of mindfulness is that of a heightened state of involvement and wakefulness or being in the present. This subjective state is the inherent common thread that ties together the extremely diverse observable consequences for the viewer. Mindfulness is not a cold cognitive process. When one is actively drawing novel distinctions, the whole individual is involved.

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Monday, October 10, 2011

Be Present In Your Life.

The Scholar and His Cat

Be The Change You Wish to See in The World.

Children drummed to school, Vietnam

The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands, and then work outward from there.

"Be The Change You Wish to See in The World."

- Mahatma Gandhi

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Dalai Lama - Mission Statement

“He frequently states that his life is guided by three major commitments: the promotion of basic human values or secular ethics in the interest of human happiness, the fostering of inter-religious harmony and the welfare of the Tibetan people, focusing on the survival of their identity, culture and religion.”

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Beginner's Mind

Sit down before facts like a little child, and be prepared to give up every preconceived notion.  Follow humbly whatever and to whatever abyss nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.
- T.H. Huxley