Jon Kabat Zinn’s “Full Catastrophe Living”: Patience

“We intentionally remind ourselves that there is no need to be impatient with ourselves because we find the mind judging ourselves because we find the mind judging all the time, or because we are tense or agitated or frightened, or because we have been practicing for some time and nothing positive seems to have happened. We give ourselves room to have these experiences, Why? Because we are having them anyway! When they come up they are our reality; they are part of life unfolding at the moment. So we treat ourselves as well as we would teat the butterfly. Why rush through some moments to get to other better ones< After all, each one is your life in that moment.”

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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