Sunday, February 18, 2007

Mindfulness Sunday

I am supposed to be working on mindfulness this week. Mindfulness means being present in the moment; living in the moment. So I sat and enjoyed a simple cup of hot chocolate. I took in the sweet aroma, enjoyed the creamy and slightly bitter taste, and felt the warmth run down my throat. It was amazing how at the start, my brain was going a million miles an hour: I was thinking about what I needed to do tomorrow, the laundry that needed to get done, crafting ideas, worries about my job. When I focussed on the hot chocolate, I let the whole experience take over my brain. By the time I was done, I felt better than I had for a while, like I had taken a mini vacation. I guess the stuff the professionals teach you does work, eh? :)

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