Sunday, June 1, 2014

Mindfulness Month Comes to a Close

I decided to not do the weekly recaps. Partly because it's hard to keep track of everything that happens during the week, and partly because there will be weeks where not much will happen and I will struggle to find something to write. This blog is suppose to be for me to mainly talk about my progress with my disorder, so I will continue to document "tough(ish) stuff" as well as times I was able to use my DBT skills.

However, right now, I want to share the rest of the "Daily Calm" quotes from May. I think it's important since May was mindfulness month, and mindfulness is a core part of DBT.

No longer forward or behind
I look in hope or fear;
But, grateful, take the good I find,
The best of now and here.
-John Greenleaf Whittier

You are only afraid if you are not
in harmony with yourself.
-Hermann Hesse

Each situation-
nay, each moment-
is of infinite worth;
for each represents
a whole eternity
-Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

....the more clearly we can focus
our attention on the wonders
and realities of the universe about us
the less taste we shall have
for the destruction of our race.
-Rachel Carson

Let us not look back in anger,
nor forward in fear,
but around us in awareness
-James Thurber

Listening to the birds can be a meditation
if you listen with awareness

You certainly usually find something,
if you look, but it is not always quite
the something you were after.
-J.R.R. Tolkien

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