Arnie Kozak

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ARNIE KOZAK is the founder of Exquisite Mind, a consultation service for individuals, the community, healthcare and other professionals, and corporations. Exquisite Mind teaches mindfulness, the art and skill of living in the present, as a vehicle for managing stress and enhancing quality of life. He was also a Clinical Fellow in Psychology at the Harvard Medical School, where he completed his doctoral training. He lives in Burlington Vermont."

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Arnie Kozak I find that it is largely a matter of knowing when to push and knowing when to relent. The rest of it is taking care of the foundation that supports…moreI find that it is largely a matter of knowing when to push and knowing when to relent. The rest of it is taking care of the foundation that supports your writing whatever that happens to be for you. For me, it is meditation, exercise, and writing practice. There are times when I treat writing like a public meditation session. I sit down in front of the computer and I set a timer. I don't get up until the timer goes off. It's the same discipline as public sitting. I won't get up and go to the bathroom, check the refrigerator, or peak at my phone when doing meditation. There are other times, especially when I am fatigued, where wisdom dictates that I step away from the writing and do something else. Maybe I'll just check out or maybe I'll do some organizing of files or office that will indirectly support my writing. These are also times when doing my daily disciplines of meditation, qigong, or other exercise can be very useful. (less)
Arnie Kozak As an introvert, writing nurtures my solitude. I enjoy spending the time alone that writing requires. Sometimes, though, I like to be alone amidst…moreAs an introvert, writing nurtures my solitude. I enjoy spending the time alone that writing requires. Sometimes, though, I like to be alone amidst others and then I'll grab my Air and go to a public place and write such as a restaurant or bar. The writing life allows me to spend a lot of time at my home in the mountains with my dogs and that is the best part. (less)
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An unexpected book arrived in the mail the other day. A gift from my friend’s at Wisdom Publications. Zen Master Raven: The Teachings of a Wise Old Bird. by Zen Master human form, Robert Aitken.

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“Everything changes; everything is connected; pay attention.”
Arnie Kozak, The Everything Buddhism Book: A complete introduction to the history, traditions, and beliefs of Buddhism, past and present

“Whoever honors his own sect and condemns other sects … injures his own more gravely.” — King Ashoka”
Arnie Kozak, The Everything Buddhism Book: A complete introduction to the history, traditions, and beliefs of Buddhism, past and present

“You can search through the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.” — The Buddha”
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