Monday, July 15, 2013

mindful monday

 image courtesy of mindful psychologist

bonjour from portland-en-route-to-dc in a few hours. savoring final moments together as a family before le beau hits the road on his three week solo bike ride and we fly home. over tea dates the past few dates, the idea of being mindful of the seeds one plants has been a consistent theme. thich nhat hanh states: 
"Your mind is like a piece of land planted with many different kinds of seeds: seeds of joy, peace, mindfulness, understanding, and love; seeds of craving, anger, fear, hate, and forgetfulness. These wholesome and unwholesome seeds are always there, sleeping in the soil of your mind. The quality of your life depends on the seeds you water. If you plant tomato seeds in your gardens, tomatoes will grow. Just so, if you water a seed of peace in your mind, peace will grow. When the seeds of happiness in you are watered, you will become happy. When the seed of anger in you is watered, you will become angry. The seeds that are watered frequently are those that will grow strong."
today consider what seeds you are planting and watering. i promise to do the same. 

also, below is a ten-week sample mindful living plan based on our summer online book pick. hope you're enjoying the read. bisous. x

image courtesy of savor the book

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2 comments:

Molly: said...

Kimberly,

Just wanted to say thank you for everything you do. I have been following your blog/books/podcasts for years and you are such an inspiration to me. I hope to gather the funds do to a retreat or a workshop at some point in the future!

Thanks for helping me be a hip tranquil chick for all these years.

bisous,
Molly

kimberly wilson said...

thank you, molly, for your incredibly kind note. would love to meet you in person and look forward to our paths crossing in the future x