Monday, January 23, 2017

Poignant

Wherever You Go There You Are

I remember a time when I was about twenty-one and very dissatisfied with Life and was thinking of just getting in my car and going. Where? who knows.  The shift manager I worked with at the time helped me see that it didn't matter where I went I would always take me with me.  From time to time over the years that feeling of needing to escape has come and gone; it reminds me that something is really amiss in my life.
When I searched for the saying 'wherever you go there you are' there has since been a book or paper titled the same, written by Jon Kabat-Zinn, who evidently is a noted professor and writer of Mindfulness.  This is the third time in the last two weeks that name has crossed my path.  Coincidence?  When such a thing happens it means I best pay attention and I guess Jon Kabat-Zinn deserves my attention.

Wherever you go there you are.



the Green Witch - Ann Moura

2 comments:

  1. I've read this book a long time ago and also your post is very fitting for me. I have been revisiting my mindfulness resources lately and they bring me such a sense of calm and it is a bit easier to stay in the present moment. Even after my laptop had crashed I wasn't panicking as usual :D

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  2. I wrote on this vein awhile back
    https://quirkeries.blogspot.com/2015/06/different.html
    It seems impossible to build a better mind set...

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