Over the past month, I have had the experience of driving past the turn for my road several times. Now, I live on an unmarked gravel road off a steep suburban street, anyone could drive past it, but I LIVE THERE, and have for over two years. I am increasingly distracted, busy, not paying attention, thinking about a million things, running late and in general, unconscious of my whereabouts. Where the heck am I? I also go the wrong way when taking a child to his/her activity fairly often. "Mom! We're going to ballet!" What does this mean to me? I am going too dang fast. I am not smelling the roses. I am not enjoying the little stuff. It's all a blur.
An idea has been growing and brewing in my head and heart for many months.... and I'm still working on that idea, but I thought I would start right here and invite those who are interested to start with me. Many of us have just completed a month of gratitude, or thankfulness. I am going to declare my December 2014 a month of mindfulness. I was just reminded of the 'meaning of mindfulness' by Jon Kabat Zinn, whose mindfulness meditation recordings have been in my library for many years.
Each day in December, I am going to recommit to mindfulness in a new way, and share those ways here with all of my many loving supporters and readers!