MINDFULNESS EDUCATION CENTER
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The effective date was July 6, 2012 (last year)
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"Place yourself in the middle of the stream of power and wisdom, which flows through your life. Then, without effort, you are impelled to truth and perfect contentment." Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803 to 1882, was an American and an educated man who faced illness at age 23 and overcame his suffering by taking mindful walks on the beach. He had early western religious training, but began to read ancient eastern literature at age 42 after his first wife's death in the early 1840's. This study of ancient eastern literature greatly influenced his understanding and beliefs and led him to question the Judeo-Christian belief in original sin. He believed that the universe consisted of nature (manifest) and soul (un-manifest). In 1844, he wrote, "we live in succession, in division, in parts, in particles. Meantime, within man (and woman) is the soul of the whole, the wise, the universal beauty to which every part and particle is equally related, the Eternal One. And this deep power in which we exist, and whose beatitude is all accessible to us, is not only self-sufficing and perfect in every hour, but the act of seeing and the thing seen, the seer and the seen, the subject and the object are ONE. We see the World piece by piece, as the sun, the moon, the animal, the trees; but the whole, of which these are shining parts, IS the SOUL."