"Do not believe just because wise men say so, do not believe just because it has always been that way, do not believe just because others believe so, examine and experience yourself.” - Buddha "Mindfulness is the aware, balanced acceptance of the present experience. it isn’t any more complicated than that. It is opening to or receiving the present moment, pleasant or unpleasant, just as it is, without either clinging to or rejecting it." - Jon Kabat Zinn "The habit of ignoring our present moments in favour of others yet to come leads to a pervasive lack of awareness of the web of life in which we are embedded. This includes a lack of awareness and understanding of our own mind and how it influences our perceptions and our actions. It severely limits our perspective on what it means to be a person and how we are connected to each other and the world around us."