Mindfulness — I’m Learning

There is something I learned.  I have allowed my mind to rule itself.   I do not actively think of what I’m doing, I just do it.   I want to actually think about what actions I take.  For instance, today while driving I found myself swearing at other drivers because of impatience.  I stopped and said whoa to myself.  What the hell was I doing?  There was no reason to be angry at other drivers.  So what if they were driving slow; so what if they crowded others; so what if they shouldn’t be behind the wheel of a car!  It doesn’t matter to me.  I just go on and put my mind in a quiet place and think about the act of driving.  I arrived at the barn with a quiet mind, which carried over to my treatment of the horses, and to my relaxing body.  On the way home, I realized that while I was with the horses I did not think of anything except exactly what I was doing with them.  I was already meditating without knowing I was.  I was mindful only of what and who I was with.   What is mindfulness to me when I have horses to bring me peace.  Of course, it did help that I started out in a good state of mind.

Published by mjm1942

I have aged. Of course. I was born in Trenton, NJ in 1942. I now live in Kentucky. It's 2019. My marriage has lasted 56 years, and I still love the man. My three children live far from us, and we do miss them; however, it's fine with just he and me. We are best friends. I love my dogs and my horses. I have failed as a writer (dreams died long ago), but I still dabble now and then. I have always been restless; perhaps because I have moved so many times in my life. I feel like something is waiting to happen around the corner. I graduated from Salem College at 55 years of age. I am a woman.

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