The 1st of November 2012 was the first ever Mindful Writing Day. Watch our video here and read on to get a taste for what will happen next year…
How? Write a small stone by paying proper attention to one thing and writing it down. Know that people all over the world will be doing the same. Post it on your blog or Facebook or put it up on your fridge….
Why? Because writing small stones will stitch you to the world, one word at a time. They will point you towards the deep pink frilly roses in next door’s front garden, and the swooshing sound of trains in the distance. They will help you to fall hopelessly in love with the world.
You don’t have to have any experience of writing to write small stones. You just have to find three minutes, open your ears, eyes, nose, mouth, fingers and mind, and then write down what you notice. You can read examples of small stones at our blogzine, a handful of stones.
More than a thousand people all over the world will be joining us and posting their small stones on their blogs or Facebook or Twitter (using #smallstone) or G+, or emailing them to their friends, or writing them in their journals. If they live by the sea, they might draw them in the sand with a big stick.
Our Mindful Writing Day will also give you a chance to decide if you’d like to join us in January for our third annual Mindful Writing Challenge, where people all over the world write a small stone every day for the whole month.
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