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Mindfulness At Work by Stephen McKenzie

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Chapter 1What Mindfulness Is and Isn’t

The practice of mindfulness, of bringing the scattered mind home, and so bringing the different aspects of our being into focus, is called “Peacefully Remaining,” or “Calmly Abiding”.… In that setting, we begin to understand ourselves more, and sometimes even have glimpses of the radiance of our fundamental nature.

—Sogyal Rinpoche

Mindfulness isn’t what we think it is. Mindfulness isn’t anything that we think; it’s what we don’t think. Mindfulness isn’t something that other people do; it’s something that we all do. If the only mindful people were the ones doing courses in it or reading books about it or writing books about it, or all three, then humanity wouldn’t last very long. We all need to be at least ...

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