Mindfulness practice means that we commit fully in each moment to be present; inviting ourselves to interface with this moment in full awareness, with the intention to embody as best we can an orientation of calmness, mindfulness, and equanimity right here and right now.
Ask God to give you eyes to see the unsurpassable worth he sees in the difficult person you’re interacting with. And remind yourself that, appearances notwithstanding, the person you’re dealing with is for you, at this moment, the single most important person in the world. Nothing matters more than reflecting God’s love to this child of God in the present moment, for the person is one for whom Jesus died.
It seems to me that Kubo can't even control his own characters in 686. While he tried really hard to give a married vibe for the canon couples, I can barely sense the presence of Ichigo in it (or Rukia). It was only when he interacted with Rukia did I really see him again, this is just so weird.
That’s right. Because their characters in 686 are fundamentally different than who they are portrayed to be over a decade, they appear to be “not present” in the moment. It’s just like when you have a close friend you have known for years and if they suddenly start acting weird you would know immediately something is wrong and see right through them. I didn’t think much of the ichiruki moments in 686 personally, I can’t really recognize the guy in that chapter. It is not Ichigo for sure. There is no reason for someone to look so terrible at just 27 and I don’t mean just physical looks, he looks so terribly beat and just done with life. Rukia doesn’t look like herself either. So it’s quite easy to ignore the last two chapters.
Hey Stan why'd you see you and Stanford as a teal/sea green and golden orange color respectively when you realized Alpha and Omega were acting like you two used too? Seems a bit odd to me considering your natural colors are a bright blue and purple respectively
Mod Elixer: ( I should have clarified this- Stanley isn’t actually ‘seeing’ that part, he’s feeling the energy of those times. So he never saw Stanford with his gold eye, or his own with teal. He just noticed the difference in energy from the past, to the present moment.)
(You as the audience, are actually seeing pre-weirdmageddon Stanford and Stanley’s eyes to better understand this. To get a visual so you can start putting pieces together.)
(Stanley doesn’t even realize that his eyes are shifting to another color besides his current blue. He just notices the familiar, energy shift.)
When you are washing the dishes, washing the dishes must be the most important thing in your life. Just as when you are drinking tea, drinking tea must be the most important thing in your life. Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the whole world revolves—slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future. Live the actual moment. Only this actual moment is life.
Time isn’t precious at all, because it is an illusion. What you perceive as precious is not time but the one point that is out of time: the Now. That is precious indeed. The more you are focused on time—past and future—the more you miss the Now, the most precious thing there is.
Mindfulness is the aware, balanced acceptance of the present experience. It isn’t more complicated than that. It is opening to or receiving the present moment, pleasant or unpleasant, just as it is, without either clinging to it or rejecting it.
Meditation plays a big role in my life. Meditation fortifies my spirit, improves my focus, my desire. When I fight I try to empty my mind. It’s called Mushin. When I don’t see anything around me, I only see that moment. Nothing else matters. that was how I was taught to live.