The Energy of Mindfulness Will Protect You
The energy of mindfulness is something concrete that can be cultivated. When we practice walking mindfully, our solid, peaceful steps cultivate the energy of mindfulness and bring us back to the present moment. When we sit and follow our breathing, aware of our in and out-breath, we are cultivating the energy of mindfulness.
When we have a meal in mindfulness, we invest all our being in the present moment, and are aware of our food and of those who are eating with us. We can cultivate the energy of mindfulness while we walk, while we breathe, while we work, while we wash the dishes or wash our clothes. A few days practicing like this can increase the energy of mindfulness in you, and that energy will help you, protect you, and give you courage to go back to yourself, to see and embrace what is there in your territory.
~ excerpt from Thich Nhat Hanh, Your True Home: The Every Day Wisdom of Thich Nhat Hanh (Shambhala: Boston & London, 2011)