Thursday, March 8, 2018
The image above is a finger labyrinth similar to a labyrinth you might find to walk in a cathedral or out in nature. Using the finger labyrinth is a mindfulness practice you can print out and carry with you. Simply use your finger to trace the path beginning at the opening at the bottom.
The labyrinth differs from a maze in that you do not need to figure it out. Simply by being present to the path you will arrive at the center, the core. Enhance your mindfulness experience by using conscious breathing, being aware of your breath as it moves in and out.
The labyrinth can be used over and over as a daily practice or at a time when you feel you need to re-center.
This and more printable labyrinths can be found at http://www.quietmeadows.org/finger_labrynth.htm
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Monday, February 19, 2018
One way I like to bring myself back to center is to read a page or two in a book that I love and then take something from the reading into a mindfulness moment. Maybe just a few minutes or longer if that feels good. The image above is from one of my all time favorite books, Peace is Every Step by Thich Nhat Hanh. A friend gave me this book 22 years ago and I have read and re-read it several times. It nourishes my soul and always provides for some great re-minders.