"Be curious, not judgmental," Walt Whitman
One of the components of mindfulness practice is Non-Judgement.
We start with not judging ourselves and work outward.
Jon-Kabat Zinn writes of kindness that comes out of not judging ourselves or others. He defines mindfulness as,
"Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and without judgment."
Front Row Seats
A poem on observing
nature from the upstairs window
Despite the frosted dawn
ebony crows pour
free fall dives
falling elevators from
150 feet up
Hopping across the grass
ignoring the squirrels
to their peanuts
the chickadees and
to their black oil seed
to their sweet nectar
The front of the house
is a fall festival
front row seats out
the windows upstairs
the riotous crows,
For this session's writing journal prompts:
I invite you to try one or two of these:
When you make decisions, do you go mainly with your head or your heart?
What color do you feel like this week?
Have fun exploring, stay Curious, and Enjoy your mindful time walking and taking photographs outside in nature. Thank you for joining me.
Kabat-Zinn, J. (2005). Wherever You Go, There You Are Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life (10th ed.), Page 6, Hachette Books.
Shetty, J. (2020). Think Like a Monk: Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day (Illustrated ed.). Simon & Schuster.
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