Oh sorry I didn't realise you'd arrived
You just caught me sitting here
counting my breaths and thinking of
as I start my meditation
Better stop now while you are visiting
and tell you why.
I have a
massive slight, very slight stress problem so
my lovely GP sent me off to do a course in
'mindfulness for managing stress'
an 8 week program modeled on the stress reduction clinic
at the University of Massachusetts Medical School
and right in the middle of the program I picked up this book
For all of you, looking for a good book,
it is delicious.
The beautiful heroine counts....and counts
and then counts some more
its about OCD, love, mistakes and life and
I highly, highly recommend it.
Toni Jordan the author
gave me permission to print a quote from the book
that describes exactly what mindfulness is
"Most people miss their whole lives, you know.
Listen, life isn't
when you are standing on top of a mountain
looking at the sunset.
Life isn't waiting at the altar
or the moment your child is born
or that time you were swimming in deep water
and a dolphin came up alongside you.
These are fragments.
Ten or twelve grains of sand
spread through your entire existence.
These are not life.
Life is brushing your teeth
or making a sandwich
or watching the news
or waiting for the bus. Or walking.
Every day, thousands of tiny events happen
and if you are not watching,
if you are not careful,
if you don't capture them and make them count,
you could miss it
You could miss your whole life."
Isn't that just a magic quote?
We are into week seven and
my neck and back are more relaxed, the headaches are gone!
I have started painting again and
I have found my patience once more
Best of all I am noticing the little things,
the beauty that surrounds us, the music of nature
and food...food is wonderful!
Life is a sensuous experience when you live NOW!
if you want to know more about mindfulness you can find it here