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Nataša Nuit Pantović
“Mindfulness increases the awareness of the Nature of the Mind. If we learn to Control our Mind and Listen to our Souls we can consciously choose to be Joyful instead of sad, Peaceful and Loving, Alert and Relaxed.”
Nataša Nuit Pantović, Mindful Being

Nataša Nuit Pantović
“We train ourselves all through our life to waste energy following our inner narratives. We are often unconsciously driven by our fears, worries and fantasies. Enter the space of Awareness of the present moment with no emotional filters, no regrets nor hopes, no daydreaming and no nightmares.”
Nataša Nuit Pantović, Mindful Being

Banani Ray
“Soar to the sky of emptiness,
Fly like a swan in flight.
This is the art of mindfulness;
The path is full of light.”
Banani Ray, Buddha's Smile Poems on Zen Living and Mindful Way of Life

Benjamin W. Decker
“With a beginner’s mind, we can all become more fluid in our understanding and thereby pave the way for a more fulfilling and balanced future.”
Benjamin W. Decker, Practical Meditation for Beginners: 10 Days to a Happier, Calmer You

Benjamin W. Decker
“Sitting for meditation is the classic technique for a reason: Being physically still can help you still your mind.”
Benjamin W. Decker, Practical Meditation for Beginners: 10 Days to a Happier, Calmer You

Benjamin W. Decker
“In the modern world, there seems to be a collective understanding of the word Zen—it has become synonymous with serenity, relaxation, and a calm demeanor.”
Benjamin W. Decker

Benjamin W. Decker
“Unlike many other traditions, in Zen, emphasis is placed on the direct experience of enlightenment—experiencing insight through meditation—rather than on the study of the sacred texts of Eastern traditions.”
Benjamin W. Decker, Practical Meditation for Beginners: 10 Days to a Happier, Calmer You

Benjamin W. Decker
“Zazen is a great technique to start with because it is so straight- forward and uncomplicated.”
Benjamin W. Decker, Practical Meditation for Beginners: 10 Days to a Happier, Calmer You

Benjamin W. Decker
“Attention focused on the breath redirects your awareness from outside your body to inside it. It is an exercise in controlling the focus of your awareness.”
Benjamin W. Decker, Practical Meditation for Beginners: 10 Days to a Happier, Calmer You

Benjamin W. Decker
“In zazen, you create the conditions for your mind to “decompress” from its habitual mode of thinking and open up to new perspectives and insight.”
Benjamin W. Decker

Benjamin W. Decker
“Zazen can ultimately retrain your mind to see the world from an entirely new perspective.”
Benjamin W. Decker, Practical Meditation for Beginners: 10 Days to a Happier, Calmer You

Benjamin W. Decker
“Zazen practice develops our understanding of our connectedness to the world into which we were born, the world in which we live—which is also the world we are creating together, moment by moment.”
Benjamin W. Decker, Practical Meditation for Beginners: 10 Days to a Happier, Calmer You

Benjamin W. Decker
“Zen is an especially intriguing school of Buddhism because it brings to mind paradoxical images of monks happily living quiet lives, meditating on mountaintops, as well as powerful martial artists.”
Benjamin W. Decker, Practical Meditation for Beginners: 10 Days to a Happier, Calmer You

Benjamin W. Decker
“The monks find comfort, contentment, and even joy in the simplest of tasks, living each moment to its fullest by grounding themselves in the present.”
Benjamin W. Decker, Practical Meditation for Beginners: 10 Days to a Happier, Calmer You

Benjamin W. Decker
“Count on your beginner's mind to help you through any times when you might feel resistant or self-conscious about your practice.”
Benjamin W. Decker, Practical Meditation for Beginners: 10 Days to a Happier, Calmer You

Benjamin W. Decker
“Slowly and steadily, as the rush to “gain the benefits” of meditation fades away and the depth of the experience itself becomes apparent, your patience will strengthen and your need to be “moving on to the next moment” will begin to recede.”
Benjamin W. Decker, Practical Meditation for Beginners: 10 Days to a Happier, Calmer You

Benjamin W. Decker
“As the grounding effect of breath awareness disengages you from the often-overwhelming chatter of the mind, the level at which you think will seem to transcend the noise.”
Benjamin W. Decker, Practical Meditation for Beginners: 10 Days to a Happier, Calmer You

Benjamin W. Decker
“The chronic tension the average person experiences in modern life finds its way deep into the body, and we live most of our lives in the “whiplash” of past experiences—mentally rehashing and physically re-experiencing past stressors.”
Benjamin W. Decker, Practical Meditation for Beginners: 10 Days to a Happier, Calmer You

Benjamin W. Decker
“The practice of breath awareness relieves tension by shifting attention to the present, and the mental pressures of worries, concerns, and ambitions lift.”
Benjamin W. Decker, Practical Meditation for Beginners: 10 Days to a Happier, Calmer You

Benjamin W. Decker
“As a result of regular mindfulness practice, you’ll begin to see your role in different circumstances, recognize your oppor- tunities to grow, and develop a relationship with yourself that is more loving, forgiving, and open to new possibilities.”
Benjamin W. Decker, Practical Meditation for Beginners: 10 Days to a Happier, Calmer You

Benjamin W. Decker
“Appreciating the simple things, the great temporary gift of life and the beauty in all aspects of living, is perhaps one of the most power- ful, fulfilling benefits of practicing breath awareness.”
Benjamin W. Decker, Practical Meditation for Beginners: 10 Days to a Happier, Calmer You

Benjamin W. Decker
“By choosing to become aware, you choose to take back control of your attention and perspective, which can transform even mundane tasks, such as washing dishes or making coffee, into something joyful and beautiful.”
Benjamin W. Decker, Practical Meditation for Beginners: 10 Days to a Happier, Calmer You

Benjamin W. Decker
“If your mind wanders, all that means is that you’re alive and your brain is functioning normally, which is great news!”
Benjamin W. Decker, Practical Meditation for Beginners: 10 Days to a Happier, Calmer You

Benjamin W. Decker
“Every time the mind wanders away from the awareness of the breath, notice that it has wandered and bring your awareness back to the breath. This can be likened to a rep in the gym—every time you bring your mind back, you are building your "muscle" of attention.”
Benjamin W. Decker, Practical Meditation for Beginners: 10 Days to a Happier, Calmer You

Benjamin W. Decker
“Your mind wanders, you bring it back. This is the exercise—and the practice—of meditation.”
Benjamin W. Decker, Practical Meditation for Beginners: 10 Days to a Happier, Calmer You

Benjamin W. Decker
“Thoughts are the input and output of the mental process. Making thoughts is what the brain is built for—like the heart beats, the mind thinks.”
Benjamin W. Decker, Practical Meditation for Beginners: 10 Days to a Happier, Calmer You

Benjamin W. Decker
“Be aware that the concept of meditation is to shift your focus to the awareness of the thinking process, rather than the content of the thoughts.”
Benjamin W. Decker, Practical Meditation for Beginners: 10 Days to a Happier, Calmer You

Benjamin W. Decker
“Achieving the advanced state of no-thought is not about stopping the thinking process, but rather, it’s about cultivating an expansive sensitivity to a level above the thinking mind.”
Benjamin W. Decker, Practical Meditation for Beginners: 10 Days to a Happier, Calmer You

Benjamin W. Decker
“In the ever-accelerating modern world, with new technology constantly bombarding our senses and demanding schedules pulling us in different directions, the benefits of a practice like zazen are easy to overlook but profoundly powerful to practice.”
Benjamin W. Decker, Practical Meditation for Beginners: 10 Days to a Happier, Calmer You

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