Mindfulness at play

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When I was a kid,

I remember my mom

cleaning house furiously

and midway through,

sitting down in the living room

on the cracked

naugahyde couch

with a cup of hot coffee

and a lit cigarette,

falling silent,

staring into


This was my introduction

to meditation.

Geri Wilimek, We Sit

Meditation cushions, classes, and structured events are great. They provide a framework as we turn toward mindfulness. What are some other ways we might also pause with intention?

Go for a walk (without earbuds). Listen to the rain on the roof (with the TV off). Spend some time in a chair (with no screens or books).

Just be, for a moment. Or two. Be not afraid to just be with your own self. And see what arrives — or doesn’t.

Don’t worry, this is not laziness. Pausing is not irresponsibility. No worries that we’ll turn into slackers. But dare I say there might be a lesson in here for me about standing down, about finding balance?

Attention. Intention. Application. Reflection. Introspection. Contemplation. Intervention. Suspension. Perception. Ascension.



Welcome home.

How might a moment of mediation look, today? I will practice being present while brushing my teeth. What will you try?

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1 Comments on “Mindfulness at play”

  1. Seems like she Reflecting on her life and either in moments of regret or acts of fulfillment

    Only she knows

    Yoga and cold Deprivation treatment are major vitality to my life to help keep a sound mind and find schism of Zen




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