November 13, 2014
You’re being mindful of the things that matter the most to you.
Having already written more this year than ever before, you’ve surprised yourself. You have written almost a quarter of the words that will end up in the book you’ve worked on in the last few weeks; it staggers your mind. That’s the goal you’ve worked toward for years and that’s a reason to pat yourself on the back. That’s not being boastful, but being proud of yourself. You never thought that big before and at this moment you know you can do it.
It’s seemed an insurmountable task to do, but yet you’re doing it.
That’s the legacy which you want to leave your grown children; the task of never giving up on your goals and striving for the best with all you do in your life. Being mindful helps you bring that to pass.
Mindful means experiencing things in the moment, and remembering to not take yourself too seriously and just relax. Knowing that you can already laugh and be at peace with yourself goes a long way. Letting your mind wander helps you with writing, and that’s a good thing.
I like this quote: As Mother Teresa put it, “Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.”
Accepting life’s up and downs helps you to remember to be mindful of all the things that matter to you. That’s called life. You can live it or you can just struggle with it, but I choose to live it and to get through each day and to use that experience in my writing. Life is what we make of it.
One of the most important things about being mindful is being outside, just get outside and enjoy what life has to offer. It helps with the attentiveness and awareness of living and writing what you know. It helps with stress too.
Taking walks helps as well. One has to move their bodies to get their creative juices flowing and to enjoy being outdoors. The walking helps to bring that world into my words.
You’re reminding yourself to be mindful so you will see the end result of your hard work in the end.
You can only live one moment at a time.
Be mindful, Mary. Keep writing.
Just be, ‘You’
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