2 thoughts on “The Cover of Time and The Reality of Mindfulness

  • January 31, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    I’m very happy you said mindfulness isn’t about achieving perfection. I agree! To me, mindfulness is about acceptance and being kind to yourself. When I’m working on something I might not enjoy, I accept that my mind will wander and gently bring myself back to the task at hand when I’m out of focus. I also try to notice when I’m “beating myself up” with negative thoughts. When this happens, I challenge those thoughts and replace them with rational ones. At times we might think nothing can go right for us, but there can be small moments throughout our days that are truly happy and inspiring. We can choose to remember those moments.

  • February 4, 2014 at 3:56 am

    I agree with some of your comments, but your whole article just sounds ‘chip on the shoulder” ish to me.
    So what if she is white and blonde? I just see a woman with a peaceful expression…. I am black and middle class and I still relate to the photo. It definitely speaks to mindfulness which is what the article is about.
    Do you need to see a dirty, tired, overweight person to relate?
    I think you are over-reacting. You just sound like one of those people who resent anyone who is not a mess.


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