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Gepubliceerd in: Mindfulness 4/2015

01-08-2015 | ORTHOGONAL ROTATION IN CONSCIOUSNESS

A Radical Act of Love

Auteur: Jon Kabat-Zinn

Gepubliceerd in: Mindfulness | Uitgave 4/2015

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In its outward manifestation, meditation appears to involve either stopping, by parking the body in a stillness that suspends activity, or giving oneself over to flowing movement. In either case, it is an embodiment of wise attention, an inward gesture undertaken for the most part in silence, a shift from doing to simply being. It is an act that may at first seem artificial but that we soon discover, if we keep at it, is ultimately one of pure love for the life unfolding within us and around us. …
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A phrase used by Suzuki Roshi, founder of the San Francisco Zen Center, to capture the innocence of an open and unencumbered inquiry on the meditation cushion into who you are and what the mind is via direct experience. “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s mind there are few.”
 
Metagegevens
Titel
A Radical Act of Love
Auteur
Jon Kabat-Zinn
Publicatiedatum
01-08-2015
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Mindfulness / Uitgave 4/2015
Print ISSN: 1868-8527
Elektronisch ISSN: 1868-8535
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-015-0414-7

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