Mindfulness Gives you Time


KJC

Time gives you choices. Choices skillfully made, lead to freedom. You don’t have to be swept away by your feeling. You can respond with wisdom and kindness rather than habit and reactivity.

Bhante Henepola Gunaratana is the founding abbot of the Bhavana Society. Born in rural Sri Lanka, he has been a monk since age 12 and took full ordination at age 20 in 1947. He came to the United States in 1968. He is the author of the book Mindfulness in Plain English. Bhante Gunaratana is currently the abbot of the Bhavana Society, a monastery and meditation retreat center that he founded in High View, West Virginia. Why am I sharing this with you? I’m sharing it with you because Bhante is the mastermind behind the opening philosophical quote of this blog post, and the mastermind behind this concept of time and mindfulness. And I think he is…

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