“If self-improvement worked, it would have by now. Getting where you want to be has everything to do with awareness, and nothing to do with willpower.”
Cheri Huber – from Unconditional Self-Acceptance (Audio CD)
She is founder and resident teacher at the Zen Monastery Peace Center in Murphys, CA, and the Palo Alto Zen Center. Photo from cherihuber.com
“If your attention is on anything other than the life experience you want to be having, that’s what you’re practicing and that’s what you have.”
From book What You Practice Is What You Have: A Guide to Having the Life You Want by Cheri Huber.
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Buddhist psychology page.
Article: Why We Worry By Victoria Stern
“Mindfulness, a technique based on Buddhist teachings, preaches staying in the present moment and experiencing all emotions even when they are negative.”