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 Post subject: Re: Mindfullness
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:27 pm 
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Writing is a form of mindfulness. ;)

There's this https://mini-wrimo.dreamwidth.org/, where participants promise to write at least 100 words a day.

Mindfulness is commonly described as being present in the moment, but sometimes the present moment sucks. Then the best application of mindfulness is getting you the heck out of the moment and somewhere else entirely.

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 Post subject: Re: Mindfullness
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:06 pm 
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I'd agree with that.

I was curious as to how to define mindfulness so, as is my wont, I began by looking up the official definition (as per Webster):
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the practice of maintaining a nonjudgmental state of heightened or complete awareness of one's thoughts, emotions, or experiences on a moment-to-moment basis also : such a state of awareness
And also from my computer dictionary (which doesn't list a source):
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a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.
I would think that an awareness of one's thoughts and feelings (etc..) would include the internal thoughts of our imaginations. Our creative processes. I'm not much of a writer, although I have written a bit of poetry, but I am a very visual person.. a visual thinker. I would include my visual creativity and inspiration in mindfulness.

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 Post subject: Re: Mindfullness
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The Sangha that I participate in has its annual retreat next weekend,Friday through Sunday. All day Friday is dedicated to writing.

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 Post subject: Re: Mindfullness
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:07 pm 
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Ooh that is some food for thought, for sure.

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 Post subject: Re: Mindfullness
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I don't if it's just me, but that first definition in Rose's post does not sound like a desirable state. :help:

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I'd say the only word I find problematic is 'maintaining'. Which makes it sound like an unhealthy hyper-awareness. (?)

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Frelga wrote:
I don't if it's just me, but that first definition in Rose's post does not sound like a desirable state. :help:


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I'd say the only word I find problematic is 'maintaining'. Which makes it sound like an unhealthy hyper-awareness. (?)


Yeah, I understand that to be maintain for a short, controlled period of time. Be mindful for a prescribed period, but not try to maintain it as a regular course.

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 Post subject: Re: Mindfullness
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I looked this video up to put in 'The Parlor' thread, but I thought this might be a good place to put this too. Be Aware of Yourself.
I like to listen to this older gentleman's videos to relax sometimes.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:28 am 
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*clicks link*

PUPPY! :love:

Will watch/listen this tonight when I get home - I do love the sound of some people's voices!

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