Saturday, April 15, 2017

#AtoZChallenge - M is for Mindfulness

It is 5 am. I am in bed, staring at my phone screen as I type this post.
I am wide awake. My husband sleeps next to me and I write a blog post.
I am amazed at how light I feel. I am content. I am awake in the middle of the night, still drifting on the edges of a pain flare and I am ok.
This is what mindfulness is, to me. It is self-acceptance. It is living in the moment. It is self-care to the max.
I could let my thoughts drift everywhere. To the past, to the magic moment in the future where I will be able to sleep. But I am here, in the moment, where the night is silent other than the soft snores of my husband and the tapping of my fingers on the phone screen.
I am here. Now. Intensely grateful to be alive.


  1. Self awareness, being in the moment and acceptance are so important when it comes to dealing with all that life throws our way. Hope you're feeling better now!

    Modern Gypsy

  2. Do hope you're starting to feel better. Being self-aware is indeed a gift, provided you deal with it as you obviously do. Happy Easter! M is for Marketing Methods as you Build a Better Blog. #AtoZchallenge.

  3. Hope you feel better soon!Your description of mindfulness is perfect.
    Guess what? I wrote on Mindfulness too..probably because it been on top of my mind everyday too.
    Do stop by M for Mind full or Mindful?

  4. Awake with a migraine headache early this morning I was focusing on the same things. Not quite as content as you - but not writhing in anxiety either. It's a start...


    Filled to Empty

  5. Hi Sylvia - Mindfulness ... an awareness of self and others and peace - I do hope you feel easier soon ... with thoughts and have a good weekend - Hilary

  6. I do love your description of mindfulness. I never really gave it much thought until a year ago (probably because I was too busy flitting from one task to another). I broke both arms and cracked my hip in the span of five months. In other words, I was forced to be still and live in the moment. It is amazing the blessings I missed when I was rushing about...

  7. Beautifully put! I read a book on mindfulness recently but basically it said I needed to meditate for an hour every day and they lost me at that.

  8. This is a very familiar scenario to me, a beautiful illustration of mindfulness. I used to fret about not being able to fall quickly asleep due to a restless mind and painful body, now I embrace that slow, quiet ending to the day, a last bit of reading, pondering, praying, and then peaceful sleep.
    Josie Two Shoes

  9. I like to wake up before anyone else in my family does, even though it means losing out on a few minutes of snooze time, just so I can have this peace and quiet time.
    Your post reminded me of that. Thanks.

    Namaste: Exotic Words with no English Equivalent



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