This is what mindfulness looks like in my life (Green & Natural Mamas Thursday Linkup)

by Charise Rohm Nulsen

Green & Natural Thursday Mamas, I’m participating in the Mindful Mama Carnival today, so I hope you enjoy all of these wonderful natural parenting posts! The linky for your green living or natural parenting post is at the bottom of the page.

This post was written for inclusion in the Mindful Mama Blog Carnival hosted by hosted by Kelly of Becoming Crunchy and Zoie of TouchstoneZ. Participants are writing posts about what mindfulness mean to them. Please read to the end to find a list of links to the other carnival participants.

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You,
unknowing yet wise,
diminutive yet full of heart,
have done for me
what I have spent a lifetime
trying to do for myself.

You’ve lassoed time,
drawn it in,
and placed it in a bubble
of peace and contentment,
fixed in place,
neither rolling back to the past
or forward to the future.

You have given me
the gift of the present,
where I’m now suspended
with you –
the past no longer
a prickly burr
holding me back,
and the future no longer
the impetus of my daily life.

Thanks to you,
the present
is all I need,
as long as I sit
in this bubble
with you.

I am reposting this poem because as I tried to find the words to describe how I have arrived at experiencing mindfulness in my life on a regular basis, and as I thought about what mindfulness looks like in my life, I kept coming back to this poem that I wrote for Baby’s 10 month birthday. It describes my inspiration, as well as what mindfulness looks like in my life. For me, mindfulness is all about being present, experiencing each moment deeply, and having that bubble-ish experience where you are so immersed in the emotion of what is in front of you that you couldn’t even dream of being elsewhere. My son brings me to this place, and I will be eternally grateful to him for this.

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