"Healing is coming to terms with things as they are. That’s very different from curing. With curing, there is an expectation that things will be restored as they were before."
— Jon Kabat-Zinn
Director of Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, born June 5, 1944

"In Asian languages, the word for 'mind' and the word for 'heart' are same. So if you're not hearing mindfulness in some deep way as heartfulness, you're not really understanding it. Compassion and kindness towards oneself are intrinsically woven into it. You could think of mindfulness as wise and affectionate attention."
— Jon Kabat-Zinn
Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, born June 5, 1944

"It is what makes us human, what distinguishes us from other animals. We can be aware of being aware."
— Jon Kabat-Zinn
Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, born June 5, 1944

"Since the fall of Adam, Man's soul has been naked. God gave him a body in this world so that he could use it to do good deeds, which would sculpt him into God's image and clothe him in garments of light when he returns."
— Kabbalah
The foundational work of Jewish mystical thought

"First we receive the light, then we impart it. Thus we repair the world."
— Kabbalah
Esoteric teachings

"When one person touches another with an act of kindness, their lights fuse for a moment, and from that union, an angel is born."
— Kabbalah

"I laugh when I hear that fish in the water are thirsty."
— Kabir
Mystic, poet, and saint of India, born 1398

"The river that flows in you also flows in me."
— Kabir
Indian mystic poet, born in 1440Jan 9

"All darkness vanished, when I saw the Lamp within my heart."
— Kabir
Mystic poet and saint of India, born in 1440

"I sell mirrors in the city of the blind."
— Kabir
Indian mystic poet, born in 1440

"But if a mirror ever makes you sad, you should know that it does not know you."
— Kabir
Indian mystic poet, born in 1440

"If I make the seven oceans ink, if I make the trees my pen, if I make the earth my paper, the glory of God cannot be written."
— Kabir
Indian mystic poet, born in 1440
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