Sharon Salzberg Quotes

Sharon Salzberg Quotes

Mindfulness helps us to set boundaries by revealing what makes us unhappy & what brings us peace.

Being happy at work is possible for all of us, anytime & anywhere, with open eyes and a caring heart

In a situation of potential conflict, let compassion guide you.

Not everyone wants to take up meditation, but most people can feel an alignment with values like mutual respect, insightful investigation, listening to one another.

Meditation is a way to help those values become real in day-to-day life, helping people to understand themselves more and more and have a way to not get lost in old patterns.

We have the power to improve our work lives immeasurably through awareness, compassion, patience & ingenuity.

Meditation trains the mind the way physical exercise strengthens the body.

Distraction wastes our energy, concentration restores it.

Meditation is not about what's happening, it is about how we're relating to what's happening.

When we experience dissatisfaction at work, which everyone does we can use our disappointment as fuel to wake up.

We can understand the inherent radiance & purity of our minds by understanding metta. Like the mind, metta is not distorted by what it encounters.

Like water poured from one vessel to another, metta flows freely, taking the shape of each situation without changing its essence.

When we practice metta, we open continuously to the truth of our actual experience, changing our relationship to life.

Mindfulness can play a big role in transforming our experience with pain & other difficulties; it allows us to recognize the authenticity of the distress & yet not be overwhelmed by it.

We need the courage to learn from our past and not live in it.

We are all too often told by someone that we are too old, too young, too different, too much the same, and those comments can be devastating.

Mindfulness helps us get better at seeing the difference between what’s happening and the stories we tell ourselves about what’s happening, stories that get in the way of direct experience. Often such stories treat a fleeting state of mind as if it were our entire and permanent self.

Mindfulness, also called wise attention, helps us see what we’re adding to our experiences, not only during meditation sessions but also elsewhere.

People turn to meditation because they want to make good decisions, break bad habits & bounce back better from disappointments.

Meditation is essentially training our attention so that we can be more aware - not only of our own inner workings but also of what’s happening around us in the here & now.

Because the development of inner calm & energy happens completely within & isn’t dependent on another person or a particular situation, we begin to feel a resourcefulness and independence that is quite beautiful - and a huge relief.

We long for permanence but everything in the known universe is transient. That’s a fact but one we fight.

Our path, our sense of spirituality demands great earnestness, dedication, sincerity & continuity.

Hatred does not help us alleviate our pain even in the slightest.

By practicing meditation we establish love, compassion, sympathetic joy & equanimity as our home.

The mind thinks thoughts that we don't plan. It's not as if we say, 'At 9:10 I'm going to be filled with self-hatred.

Instead of catching ourselves after we first felt angry, we develop a visceral sensitivity to what's happening within us in the moment & through mindfulness, we can shape our reaction right away.

Mindfulness isn't difficult, we just need to remember to do it.

All beings want to be happy, yet so very few know how. It is out of ignorance that any of us cause suffering, for ourselves or for others

Our practice rather than being about killing the ego is about simply discovering our true nature.

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