Chade-Meng Tan Quotes

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Chade-Meng Tan Quotes

"Mindfulness is a quality of mind that we all experience and enjoy from time to time, but it is something that can be greatly strengthened with practice, and once it becomes sufficiently strong, it leads directly to the attentional calmness and clarity that forms the basis of emotional intelligence." ~ Chade-Meng Tan


"When your mind is calm and clear at the same time, happiness spontaneously arises. The mind becomes spontaneously and naturally joyful! … There is no magic; we simply returning the mind to its natural state." ~ Chade-Meng Tan


"Happiness is not something that you pursue; it is something that you allow. Happiness is just being." ~ Chade-Meng Tan


"Sustainable happiness is achievable simply by bringing attention to one’s breath." ~ Chade-Meng Tan


"Meditation is exercise for the mind." ~ Chade-Meng Tan


"For many of us, when we meditate, we find out attention wanders away from our breath a lot, and we keep having to bring it back and then we think we’re doing it all wrong. In fact, this is a good exercise because every time we bring a wandering attention back, we are giving our muscles of attention an opportunity for growth." ~ Chade-Meng Tan


"After a few weeks of months of starting a regular meditation regime, you have more energy; your mind becomes calmer, clearer, and more joyful; you get sick less; you smile more; your social life improves (because you smile more); and you feel great about yourself". ~ Chade-Meng Tan


"Meditation has at least one important thing in common with science – its heavily emphasis on the spirit on inquiry." ~ Chade-Meng Tan


"If you pump iron a lot, you will have budging muscles even when you are not working out in the gym. Similarly, when you do a lot of meditation training, you will have strong mental “muscles” of calmness, clarity, and joy even when you are just hanging out." ~ Chade-Meng Tan


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Chade-Meng Tan Quotes

"[When meditate ] Your breath is like New York City for your attention – if your attention can make it here, it can make it anywhere. " ~ Chade-Meng Tan


"You never know what you will find when you look within – there may be hidden treasures." ~ Chade-Meng Tan


"The biggest problem with pleasant experiences is that they all eventually cease. The experience itself causes no sufferings, but our clinging on to them and our desperate hoping that they do not go away cause suffering." ~ Chade-Meng Tan


"We have the tendency to feel bad about feeling bad. I call it “meta-distress,” distress about experiencing distress. This is especially true for sensitive and good –hearted people." ~ Chade-Meng Tan


"When dealing with triggers: 1. Stop .2. Breathe. 3. Notice (bring attention to your body: face, neck shoulder, chest, back). 4. Reflect (put yourself inside another person). 5. Respond. [SBNRR]" ~ Chade-Meng Tan


"As you encounter strong feelings welling up (for example, anger, resentment, fear), [first] let these feeling moving through you, not sticking to you, and see that they are separate from you. The second, which is my own practice, is to pretend my life is a sit com and appreciate the humor in every absurd situation." ~ Chade-Meng Tan


"I learned that people want to be inspired. Every aspiration of service we have and every act of charity we perform inspires others." ~ Chade-Meng Tan


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