Wholeness and Beauty

Thoughts on awareness and attention, from the Foreword of The Healing Power of Mindfulness by Jon Kabat-Zinn (2018, originally published in 2005 as part of Coming to Our Senses):

... Every circumstance, however unwanted or painful, is potentially a door into healing. In the world of mindfulness as a practice and as a way of being, there are many, many doors. All lead into the very same room, the room of awareness itself, the room of your own heart, the room of your own intrinsic wholeness and beauty. And both that wholeness and that beauty are already here, and already yours, along with your intrinsic capacity for wakefulness, and thus, wisdom, even under the most trying circumstances. ...

(cf Coming to Our Senses (2009-01-01), Intimate Relationship with the World (2009-01-23), Work of a Lifetime (2009-02-01), Midcourse Correction (2009-02-13), Out of Shape (2009-10-06), No Method (2010-01-21), Mantra - Cling to Nothing (2016-04-17), ...) - ^z - 2021-11-07