At the moment I'm trying to practice the art of no expectations. What's that, I hear you ask? Let me explain. ... You see recently I started a new creative project - the next Stop Look Breathe Create book, in fact. (Woop! I'm very excited.) And I am, as we always are at the beginning of new projects, full of enthusiasm and expectations. This book's been brewing in my head for a long time and inevitably, along with all the sensible and necessary planning (how many chapters, what kind of structure, what practices) there's been a certain amount of rose-tinted daydreaming too. Which is all pretty normal for us human beings, and we mostly recognise these kinds of expectations for what they are, fantasy, but still it's good to be mindful of them.
Come and join me LIVE on the Art of Mindfulness Facebook page on Sunday 16th July. I'd love the chance to spend an evening with you to welcome new people to the Art of Mindfulness community and celebrate the launch of the new Stop Look Breathe Create book. During the one hour mindul art gathering on Sunday 16th July - I'll be live video streaming as we join together for some Stop Look Breathe mindfulness meditation, do a mindful drawing exercise from the new Stop Look Breathe Create book, and finish with a Q and A, where you can ask your questions about creative mindfulness and I'll answer them.
It’s done! The new Stop Look Breathe Create book has officially been handed over to my publishers and will be out it in the UK and USA in June. It is looking – absolutely beautiful. I’m thrilled with it and I hope you will be too. I’ve spent ten months writing and illustrating it, and it’s been an exciting but also challenging creative journey that’s really pushed me out of my comfort zone (something all creative journeys should do).