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July 20, 2016

If Mindfulness Were Pokémon Go.

Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis presents elephant journal live:

In today’s Facebook Live discussion, Waylon talks Pokemon Go, environmentalism, the middle way and raising teenagers.

No time to watch the whole thing? (You should, later!) Here are five thought-provoking quotes and takeaways:

“Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?” ~ Abraham Lincoln

“Forget about it, just eat your food. Don’t eat your preconceptions.” ~ Michael Pollan

“Knowing pain is a very important ingredient of being there for another person. When you are feeling a lot of grief, you can look right into somebody’s eyes because you feel you haven’t got anything to lose–you’re just there. The wretchedness humbles us and softens us, but if we were only wretched, we would all just go down the tubes. We’d be so depressed, discouraged, and hopeless that we wouldn’t have enough energy to eat an apple. Gloriousness and wretchedness need each other. One inspires us, the other softens us. They go together.”
~ Pema Chödrön

“There’s nothing wrong with mindfulness being fun!” ~ Waylon Lewis

“…Self-deception always manifests itself in terms of trying to create or recreate a dream world, the nostalgia of the dream experience. And the opposite of self-deception is just working with the facts of life.”
~ Chögyam Trungpa

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A little something to add to your reading list: 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Save the Earth.

Relephant Bonus // Waylon Lewis interviews Michael Pollan:

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Relephant Reads:

Write for Elephant!

Just. Might. Be. The. Best. Summer. Camp. Ever. Shambhala Sun Summer Camp.

The Buddhist Notion of Love.

If it Contains Palm Oil, is it Vegan?

Maitri.

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