November the 1st – it’s Mindful Writing Day!
This is our second year, when many people new to mindful writing & many old friends will be paying attention to what’s around them and writing a small stone.
A small stone is what happens when you pause, observe what you can hear, see, feel, smell & taste, and write it down. This kind of mindful writing will help you to snuggle up closer to the world.
Post your small stone here in the comments, or write it in your notebook, or share them on Facebook or Twitter. I’m looking forward to reading them very much…
Get your kindle copy from Amazon UK, Amazon US or your own Amazon. It will be free during the 1st and 2nd of November. If you don’t have a kindle you can read it on your PC or phone by getting free software here. There are some small stones from the book below to whet your appetite.
We’ll be running a Mindful Writing Challenge in January, sign up to our newsletter if you’d like to be kept up to date.
And if you’d like to use small stones and mindful writing to explore any niggling questions you have about your life during November, our two e-courses start today – Eastern Therapeutic Writing with Kaspa or Writing Ourselves Alive with Satya. Join us!
The deep, spiced cocktail of the hedgerow –
honeysuckle, dogshit, wet grass
at end of green fuse —
Craig W. Steele
I awaken on your front lawn
staring at a cumulonimbus cathedral
A sleeve of rain
moves down the beach,
racing the bathers to their cars.
Kathleen Brewin Lewis
The cat has been scratching the couch again,
and we know from finding his old claw sheaths,
those shed chitinous commas,
which I gathered, and used, to populate