Thanks for popping in.
Wednesdays are mindful blogs, right?
Last Christmas, my dear friend Heather
(aka the Clarity chick with the Kneepads at the shows)
gave me a gift which I have been enjoying every day.
It is a Daily Meditations and Reflections Calendar.
Wonder why she thought this would make a good gift for me....
On the subject of mindfulness though, it has been a Godsend.
As soon as I focus on the message I am being given through the pages, the thoughts which are bombarding my head are arrested.
Stopped. Blocked. Interrupted.
I don’t read the days as they come
- that would involve a routine and planning!
I close my eyes, flick through, then stop randomly,
and let the reflection of the day come to me.
Call me daft, but that way, I think God has a hand in it.
Today, the page fell open to this one:
I had to read it several times, to fully understand it.
Ironically, the more I read it, the more it relaxed me.
And believe you me, I was tense beforehand.
When oh when will I learn
that I cannot control people, place or things?
If I hid myself away and never spoke to another human being.
If I became a recluse and shut out the world,
I bet my head would STILL invite everybody to a Mind-party!
No need to r.s.v.p. or b.y.o.b.
My mad head would leave the door wide open for anybody to climb in over the parapets, swim across the moat and join in.
But back to the Reflections Calendar.
I can highly recommend it as a Mindful tool.
Since I wanted to blog it, I thought I would check out a few more.
So I went to my birthday page, to see what it said.
Now this you will NOT BELIEVE.
Check out the name of the author!
So now you’ve got my attention.
My undivided attention.
Let me swallow that little morsel.
Let the soul digest that little grenade!
So am I seeing the signals?
Let’s do one more....
This is ridiculous!
I actually used the word zombie to describe myself
In conclusion then,
something which at first glance might look a bit gimmicky
and bandwaggon trendy,
actually turns out to be a very powerful mindfulness tool.
It has certainly made me pause for thought most days.
Maybe something you might consider?
Only takes a minute to flick and read daily.
But oh boy! Does it stem the mind-flow...
Love & hugs,