Letting Be

Letting Be

  • February 3, 2014

Letting be is defined as accepting things as they are, without grasping onto them or, alternatively, pushing them away. Letting be means letting go of your attachment, not wanting more or less—allowing events to run their course. –Janetti Marotta in 50 Mindful Steps to Self-Esteem What is Magic?  What is…

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Nonstriving

Nonstriving

  • January 27, 2014

Nonstriving is defined as not trying to get anywhere except into the present moment. Nonstriving means replacing the myth that life is happening somewhere else with the belief that what’s happening now is what really matters. –Janetti Marotta in 50 Mindful Steps to Self-Esteem Now What is the meaning of…

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Beginner’s mind

Beginner’s mind

  • January 20, 2014

Mindfulness cultivates beginner’s mind: looking at things as if for the first time, without assumptions. When you employ beginner’s mind, you meet life with an attitude of curiosity; every moment is a new beginning. –Janetti Marotta in 50 Mindful Steps to Self-Esteem Raisin’ I called you Raisin. Brown, sweet, squishy….

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Nonjudging

Nonjudging

  • January 13, 2014

Nonjudging means bringing an attitude of neutral observation to any encounter, without labeling things as good or bad or resisting the encounter. Nonjudging doesn’t mean eradicating judgmental thoughts. It means that if judgmental thoughts arise, you notice them without acting on them. –Janetti Marotta in 50 Mindful Steps to Self-Esteem…

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