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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Day 55

The way of mindfulness is to accept ourselves right now, as we are, symptoms or no symptoms, pain or no pain, fear or no fear. Instead of rejecting our experience as undesirable, we ask "What is this symptom saying? What is it telling me about my body and my mind right now?"

We allow ourselves, for a moment at least, to go right into the full-blown feeling of the symptom. This takes a certain amount of courage, especially if the symptom involves pain or a chronic illness, or fear of death.

Jon Kabat-Zinn

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