“Am I doing it right” is a familiar inner voice for me. So of course this has come up for me before and Wendy Ann's advice to me during the Challenge helped me to laugh even more at the ridiculousness of the inner critic, the “Oh so Unwise but Ever Trying One". She said something like “that is the inner critic and it has as much value and significance as if it said, you are a purple elephant.” A picture of a purple elephant is quite figural for me at the moment!
The Stop Look Breathe Create book will be on bookshelves soon
And to celebrate my new creative mindfulness book – I’m launching a new FREE three week creative mindfulness course you can do online and at home. It starts on the 5th of June and I’m inviting the Art of Mindfulness Community to do it TOGETHER between the 5th and 25th of June (2017) as a follow up to our Mindful Drawing Month. Here’s how it works…
Every day I go for a #stoplookbreathecreate walk. And I take photos with my iPhone. By the end of the month there are quite a lot of them. For each I follow the easy 4 step Stop Look Breathe Create process. At the moment I’m getting to know the almost-human tree neighbours in the park next to my home. I love how their bark is so skin like. Here are my favourite 9 tree-skins from March.
Every day I go for a #stoplookbreathecreate walk. And I take photos. By the end of the month there are quite a lot of them. For each I follow the easy 4 step Stop Look Breathe Create process. Here are my favourite 10 from December.
we’re always coming from somewhere – going somewhere, there’s always someone waiting, which is why I use a mindfulness practice I call #stoplookbreathecreate. It works like this, wherever you are, wherever you’re going – slow down – pause – Stop. Look – notice what’s around, look up, look down – listen, smell, feel, taste it too. Breathe – breathing in and out we’re just here, present in the moment.