By Jerry Braza
When asked, "What is the greatest message we can leave for others?" Gandhi said simply, "My life is my message."
"It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching," wrote St. Francis of Assisi.
Through the practice of mindfulness, I have become more conscious of the impact that I have on the environment, and I have, literally, changed my diet, stopped drinking alcoholic beverages, and have become more aware of living simply. These lifestyle changes were made internally after looking deeply at the consequences my behavior.
From Jerry Braza's book Moment by Moment: The Art and Practice of Mindfulness from Healing Resources, P.O. Box 9478, Salt Lake City, Utah 84109.