My practice of mindfulness often involves sitting in the sun on the patio. Just sitting. Quiet time. It’s good to take these moments every day when the mind is doing nothing except resting, contemplating, perhaps mentally playing with words. Trees, flowers, birds, sky: these are the things that come to you in the quiet. The practice is invigorating and inspiring.

Please leave a comment with your first 50 words on the topic “mindfulness.” Thanks to Claire for the prompt.


Author: Virginia DeBolt

Writer and teacher who writes blogs about web education, writing practice, and pop culture.

6 thoughts on “Mindfulness”

  1. The practice of daily mindfulness can help you enhance your behavior for the better. It improves your memory and provides the ability to be more attentive and sustain your attention span. It allows you to be more aware of the present—the here and now— and to enjoy whatever you’re engaged in free of distractions, judgment and with an open mind.

    In my case, meditation allows me to become aware of the qualities of mindfulness. It allows for a transformation of my mind and a sense of wellbeing that carries on to my personal life and surroundings.

  2. I am rarely mindful and spend very little time with myself. These days it seems I am mostly aware of my computer and what it talks to me. In fact my computer is stuck on my mind.
    I must try to me mindful of my surroundings, of what I eat, who I talk to and what is around me.
    Thank you for sharing.

  3. In a tired haze, I get up , do my chores, talk to people, answer phone calls , and sleep whenever time presents itself. I am a sort of zombie, born out of sleep deprivation. Mindfulness is for people who are living and breathing , rested adequately; not for the living dead. Mindfulness is very far from the mindlessly numb state I live in right now.
    Sorry Claire, this is all I could come up with , now.

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