Calmness — something in the rush and rumble of the upcoming holiday/shopping season that can seem hard to achieve.
Being a co-contributor to Wendy’s Mindfulness Monday helps me to work on my own mindfulness practice.
“Calm the winds of your thoughts, and there will be no waves on the ocean of your mind.”
“Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet, it is a way of entering into the quiet that is already there – buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day.”
“Empty your mind of everything – let the mind become still.”
I create personalized “mindfulness” or “grounding” cards. On different coloured index cards, I print out a quote; a saying; a thought gleaned from elsewhere, or sometimes from somewhere inside me.
I carry two with me . . . always.
The first is a grounding exercise to use when I have a panxiety attack, feel like I’m drifting too far from shore, or to help be mindful of my surroundings by using all my senses. *
“Calm as a koi pond.”
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