So Simple We Don't Want to Believe It

“The trouble with explaining this work is that it is so simple that we don’t want to believe it.

Mindful walking. Mindful eating. Mindful listening. What activity wouldn’t be helped or enhanced by bringing more focus and care and attentiveness to it, as well as lessening the grip of ego of our investment in everything we do, because that is the biggest source of stress.

It’s like building muscle with repetitions at the gym. Each moment that we do this, each moment that we are here for it and stay with it builds the strength to endure moments that we might not have any choice about enduring.”

~ Trudy Goodman, from PBS NewsHour's “Brief but Spectacular” series, Sep. 10, 2105