Mindful Quotes for August

//Mindful Quotes for August

Mindful Quotes for August

On Sunday I will leave for the woods of Vermont for one whole month: To rest, to read, to restore.

The approaching school year always brings to mind, change, new beginnings and exciting possibilities. It is engraved in my bones, my muscle memory and my heart. I look forward to it, but first the fallow period of August. Ahhhhhh.

Higley Hill

“What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.”
T.S. Eliot

“Take rest; a field that has rested gives a beautiful crop.”

“To become something else, you have to stop being what you are now; to start doing things a new way, you have to end the way you are doing them now; and to develop a new attitude or outlook, you have to let go of the old one you have now. Even though it sounds backwards, endings always come first. The first task is to let go.”
William Bridges

Return is the movement of the Tao.
Yielding is the way of the Tao.
All things are born of being.
Being is born of non-being.
Lao Tzu

By | 2016-10-22T08:21:09+00:00 July 31st, 2014|Expect Nothing|5 Comments


  1. Elle Ustoy August 1, 2014 at 12:05 pm - Reply

    Thank you Nancy!!! This is so true about rest and restoration. As women this must be a priority. I mention women because we usually put everyone else first. My goal is to create that awareness and change that. I love when I take time to Quiet my Mind. Thank you and enjoy your rest.

    Elle Ustoy ~ Temecula, Ca

    • Nancy August 2, 2014 at 11:47 am - Reply

      Hi Elle, thank you. And enjoy your quiet mind!

  2. Michael Levine August 1, 2014 at 12:37 pm - Reply

    Nice thoughts, and deep. As always. Much love. and gratitude.

  3. Diane August 16, 2014 at 10:29 am - Reply

    Thanks for the inspiring quotes about the close of the summer. Lately, I have been feeling apprehensive about the upcoming new school year and the end of this restful and joyful summer.

    The good news is that I have been meditating regularly since I took your class on starting a meditation practice. This is evidence of the idea that when the student is ready, the right teacher will show up.

    Love and Thanks,

    • Nancy August 17, 2014 at 5:21 pm - Reply

      Hi Diane, thanks for taking the time to write. I’m so happy to hear that your meditation practice is going strong. I hope you enjoy each moment and each breath of each day for the rest of the summer and beyond. With gratitude, Nancy

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