Describing a mindful moment is Day 17 of the #HAWMC challenge.
What is a mindful moment? Self awareness and being mindful have not been one of my strong suits. I am always thinking about something. My brain never seem to cease or relax. I've been reassured this is nothing more than talk, you know, the chattering you do in your head. My "chatter" is not necessarily good or bad, it just is. But what amazes me is when I ask someone what they are thinking, they reply "nothing." How can that possibly be? How can you make your mind go totally blank? Are you able to turn your brain off? And if so, how and why can't I do it? The only time my mind's quite is when I force it into submission, creating a mindful moment. For me, this takes practice.
On a warm, sunny day in August, in the middle of the clear, blue water of Canadargo Lake I lay on my purple suede float. The sun is shining down on my body, filling me with a cozy feeling of relaxation and awareness. I open my eyes seeing the robin's egg blue of the sky with its peaceful, lofty clouds passing aimlessly by. The air smells sweet, and humid, with hints of weeds and mud. The loons pass by cooing their special, paired call, as I close my eyes listening to the chatter that finally slows.
Thanks for reading and feel well,
© Nancy Harris Bonk, 2011.Last updated April 17, 2011.