Quote of the Day: Anne Morrow Lindbergh on the Mindful Life.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Apr 21, 2008
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I want first of all…to be at peace with myself. I want a singleness of eye, a purity of intention, a central core to my life that will enable me to carry out these obligations and activities as well as I can.

I want, in fact—to borrow from the language of the saints—to live “in grace” as much of the time as possible.

~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh, author of Gift from the Sea, long one of my favorite books to give to dear friends on special (or entirely ordinary) occasions.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


2 Responses to “Quote of the Day: Anne Morrow Lindbergh on the Mindful Life.”

  1. K Sequoia says:

    Yet another book to add to my "TBR" pile! This is one will be right on top!

  2. Thank you for reminding me about this wonderful book! I discovered it back in the early seventies, I think it was. I was working in a bookshop and it was always a big seller over Christmas. Wondering what all the fuss was about, I read it and was blown away by its beauty and wisdom.