My little red tether is my anchor in running with my friends. A beautiful guide dog has been my tether/anchor in mobility and independence for 17 years: 1. Pantera 2. Cricket, and now my beautiful 3. Georgina (Georgie). A life of family and friends is my joy and anchor in life.

The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. CC Scott

Monday, April 4, 2011

Mindfulness

Steve, Cricket and I just returned from five days in San Diego ... three of which were for The Art of Mindfulness and Counseling. Perhaps you know you are in the right profession when the day flies by as you soak in 8 hours of amazing messages including an invitation to be silent for 30 minutes during one of our breaks. I whispered to Cricket, Find the Room, where she took me back to our hotel room (good girl!) and then we walked out to this beautiful area just outside our room. Cricket and I sat for our silence: sunshine, birds chirping, a slight ocean breeze near the Torrey Pines Golf Course, some belly rubs for the Cricket and just being in that moment created a beautiful mindfulness experience. What is mindfulness? ongoing, moment by moment awareness of and openness to our current experience without judgment and with acceptance.
Its taking all the discipline I have to unpack our bags and throw in a load of laundry before blogging about this amazing conference.

6 comments:

OSU 98 said...

I think I need to take a lesson in relaxing from Crickers. You can't see her face in the photo, but you sure can tell how content she is!!!!

S.DAY said...

oh! Awesome. Sounds so great. I can't wait to hear more about it!

Erin said...

Sounds like such a great trip! LOVE Torrey Pines golf course. You were pretty close to my neck of the woods! :)

DG said...

Sounds amazing! That view is beautiful, and love to see Cricket soaking it in.

karen (Mom) said...

Glad it was such a good conference and looks like wonderful weather.
Mom

Shauna said...

How wonderful! Thanks for sharing :)