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Teacher: Rodney Smith
Date: 2005-04-26
Venue: Seattle Insight Meditation Center



Why be mindful? What is the value of mindfulness—not theoretically but practically in your life? Has it become a necessity, like taking a shower or eating; or is it a burden, something added mechanically because you think it is good for you? What would make the practice your own? What would make it effortless and natural, a faithful interplay between you and the experiences of living?

What is your life like when you sit every day and what is it like when you do not? Start noticing the qualitative difference between being mindful and being lost in thought. How does the world feel when you are thinking about it as opposed to living it? What difference does mindfulness make in the subtle sensitive moments when you hear a bird call or feel the brush of a breeze or in the more gross reactive moments of anger or fear? The practice will become your own when you experience the benefits of meditation first hand.


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