Waking up

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Don’t underestimate yourself.

You have the ability to wake up.

You have the ability to be compassionate.

You just need a little bit of practice to be able to touch the best that is in you.

Enlightenment, mindfulness, understanding, compassion are in you.

Very simple practices – such as meditative walking,

mindful breathing, or washing dishes mindfully

– make it possible.

Thich Nhat Hanh

If when you are stressed for one moment you can shift from your thoughts of torment or restlessness or other scripts and just bring your attention back to your heart and the breath touching base with your inner child with wisdom and compassion you may find that a doorway opens in and through which you are released to peace.

Staying with the breath or just gently noticing when you are taken away from the breath by thoughts will help to calm you, just a little.  Showing your heart compassion may help you to access deeper emotions that thoughts may have kept buried.

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