Satya writes: I am writing this far-too-early on a Sunday morning.
Friday started with a very-early business breakfast, proceeded through eight counselling calls and finished with a late meeting.
Yesterday I spent the day running a words&art workshop about ‘Choices’ with my art therapist friend.
And then this afternoon… I shall probably have a nap.
Me & Kaspa do lots of different things. I have lots of different hats. Psychotherapist. Novelist. Buddhist priest. small stone magician. Oh, and we run a little company called Writing Our Way Home.
I do all these different things because I love them. But, as you can imagine (and lots of people have lives like this these days) it can sometimes get a teensy bit out of balance. In the past couple of weeks I’ve been yearn for a little more empty space, where I could read poems and contemplate and look at the birds in the garden.
Of course, when I get that kind of space I often fill it up again. But that’s another story…
I’m slowly getting round to the point of this post, which is that there is always time to pause and write a small stone. And that it really does make a difference to your life. Read what these people say if you don’t believe me. Truly, I don’t mind if you write a small stone or sit still for five minutes or do a drawing or do some yoga. All of these things have the potential to remind you to step back, check in with yourself, check in with the world and breathe…….
And so after our marvellous month of mindful writing in January (didn’t you all do well! a special hurray for everyone who posted every day here on the blog) we will be reminding you to do so once every week on a Sunday. Of course I’m hoping some of you will write one every day for the whole year, but one small stone a week is better than no small stones.
If you’d like to send your small stone into the world you can post it here in the comments, or in our lovely supportive Facebook group, or on Twitter using #smallstone. Or just leave them in your notebook – they’ll be happy there too.
Late last night, Kaspa & I designed a new set of WOWH courses, 31 Days, as we drove home from visiting his family. We got excited about writing about mindful-writing our way towards gratitude, joy, spirituality & other themes that we have something to say about, and would like to offer the world. I can’t wait to get going on them. This is why I do what I do. This is why I’m writing these words to you now.
Keep paying attention. Keep writing small stones.
Our Mindful Writing Booster will be changing its name to 31 Days of Mindful Writing tomorrow, and getting a bit more expensive. If you’d like to get it (with a whole book for free, which won’t be included from tomorrow) for £10/$16 rather than £15/$24, do buy it for yourself before the end of today.