Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a Buddhist/Zen Connection Practice. [1] To practice mindfulness, breathe deeply and be fully present and aware of your immediate reality in each moment you exist.

List of Connection Practices

Connection Practice > Affirmation, Bornless Ritual, Cocooning, Detachment, Fasting, Flow Purification, Holotropic Breathwork, Hypnotism, Hypoventilation, Magic, Meditation, Mindfulness, Mysticism of the Historical Event, Power Quest, Receptive Seeking, Relaxation, Spirit Canoe, The Method of the Lamp, Vajra Breath, Vision Quest, Visualization, Wicca, Writing, Yoga, Zazen


List of Connection Techniques

Connection Technique > Connection Affirmation, Connection Visualization, Deprivation, Detachment, Drumming, Fasting, Flow Purification, Great Invocation, Hypnotism, Hypoventilation, Intent to Connect, Mysticism of the Historical Event, Poetry, The Way of the Hollow Bone, Thought Control

Notes

"The way to maintain your presence in the here and now is through mindfulness of the breath. There is no need to manipulate the breath. Breath is a natural thing, like air, like light; we should leave it as it is and not interfere with it. What we are doing is simply lightning up the lamp of awareness to illuminate our breathing."[2]

"Around us, life bursts forth with miracles--a glass of water, a ray of sunshine, a leaf, a caterpiller, a flower, laughter, raindrops. I you live in awareness, it is easy to see miracles everywhere." [3]

"A step taken with mindfulness can lead you to the Kingdom of God".[4]

"When you walk in mindfulness, you are in touch with the [sic] all the wonders of life without you and around you."[5]

"Your true home is in the here and now. It is not limited by time, space, nationality, or race."

Mindfullness works because Consciousness is awareness, pure and simple. Mindfullness is the practice of awareness and expanding awareness expands Consciousness and connection.

Note that Thich Nhat Hanh imports the Fool in School archetypal constellation into his teachings.

Footnotes

  1. McLeod, Melvin. The Pocket Thich Nhat Hanh. Boulder, CO: Shambhala, 2012.
  2. McLeod, Melvin. The Pocket Thich Nhat Hanh. Boulder, CO: Shambhala, 2012.
  3. McLeod, Melvin. The Pocket Thich Nhat Hanh. Boulder, CO: Shambhala, 2012.
  4. McLeod, Melvin. The Pocket Thich Nhat Hanh. Boulder, CO: Shambhala, 2012.
  5. McLeod, Melvin. The Pocket Thich Nhat Hanh. Boulder, CO: Shambhala, 2012.