Tag Archives: mindfulness

Will you play with me?

I’ve been getting the message to play lately or rather to approach life and my daily doings in a playful way.  I can feel my body expand and relax just thinking about the word play.  (As opposed to the tensing I feel when I think of the word work.) This is one of those times…

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Taught by a Needle

Lessons taught to me by a felting needle (well several needles 🙂 ). Self protection A needle doesn’t know what it is pushing into.  It’s your job to protect yourself. Mindfulness Pay attention or learn to quickly.  (See #1) Create change Move things around once in a while or get stuck. Patience Multiple smaller passes…

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Touching through Time

Spending time in my parent’s small Iowa town church led me to thinking about hands and touching – and time. How many other people’s hands touched the top of this stairway?  My parents were married in this church.  Was I touching the same place that their hands touched on their wedding day – over 50…

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The Hurrier I Go, the Behinder I Get

These days I have more than plenty to do, even more than plenty that I would enjoy doing.  (Housework is just not making the list.  🙂 ) What I’m learning is to start by not doing.  Most mornings I meditate – often by simply sitting and breathing, letting thoughts float away.  On “me” days when…

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