This is an excerpt from the 2006 Forum for Buddhism and Medicine in Montpellier, France of Jon Kabat-Zinn’s talk. Kabat-Zinn is talking here about living moment to moment and brings up the point that simply “stopping” and living where you are in each moment is a radical act of love. We don’t spend time in the ‘here and now’ like we should and when you meditate, you begin to really observe how often your mind is either in the past or in the future.
We are the only species on the earth that gets in its own way. When we don’t know ourselves in the now, it leads to judgement and worry and fear and depression. When we can inhabit ‘being’ then the ‘doing’ begins to flow naturally as a result.
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