St. Benedict teaches: mindfulness helps us live in the “Now”.
Sister Joan Chittister teaches: *
Our society drains our energies – but we can learn to be mindful. We practice mindfulness whenever
- we become aware of what is around us,
- we become conscious of little things and their beauty,
- we are touched by quiet things and their power.
When we practice living in the “now” we can gain a new perspective on life: yesterday loses its hold on us, and tomorrow loses its allure.
Mindfulness not only calms the storms of life, it gives us back the energy that endless worry and constant calculation drain away. Mindfulness concentrates what has become scattered and brings us home to ourselves.
What helps you live in the “Now”?
* For more, see Wisdom Distilled from the Daily, by Joan Chittister OSB
(Harper San Francisco, 1990).