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Taking the Pause
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17 Responses

  1. Yarndude

    I love your idea of making Project Spectrum a practice in mindfulness. I will definitely try to do that from now on (though I’m not actually participating). I love hikes in the woods, they’re so calming.

  2. Harpa J

    I’m not actively participating in the project spectrum (I’m preparing a show amongst other things), but I’m following it and I really like the idea. As for mindfulness – my walks on the black beach and in the beautiful nature all a round me are almost like meditation. But I do sometimes miss the trees. I really love the woods and children are almost beside themselves with joy when we get to walk and play in them.

  3. Renee

    Excellent written post, and much food for me for thought. Thank you.
    I’m going to consciously make a point of being more mindful. :)
    Looking forward to hearing more on your research paper.

  4. ccr in MA

    Simply beautiful.

  5. Julie

    such beautiful pictures!

  6. Jenna

    Thank you for this lovely reminder. I needed it right now! xox.

  7. Yoga Witch

    Hiking is what I do to get into that mindful space, too. I haven’t been “out in the woods” in almost three weeks now and I can feel the effect it is having on me. I need to get out on the trail this weekend!

  8. k

    thank you for your thoughtful post. right now i’m making applesauce, and the simple act of peeling and chopping apples is a form of mindfulness for me, but so too is a solo bike ride on a forest trail. great pics – love the trees and bark.

  9. Joan

    Thank you for this lovely reminder to pause every once in a while. I love the mindfulness exercises my yoga teacher suggests every week. It has made me so grateful.

  10. Phoe

    My hunter brain does mindfulness on an unconscious level (you know, constantly on the lookout for saber tooth cats and such) but once I start trying to be aware of it, I get twitchy. I suppose it’s just a habit I must cultivate. I look forward to seeing your research.

  11. Mandy

    Ahhhhh. That’s how I feel after reading this. Great post.

    (I love doing the dishes!)

  12. tina

    The whole concept of being mindful is one I embrace heartily. To me, it is evolving— at varying rates of course. Mindfulness while decidedly ‘inactive’ means something different at different levels. Maybe that didn’t make any sense at all! :) Great post, lovely photos.

  13. maryeb

    Wow, these are such gorgeous photos I can almost get lost in them.
    I’ve enjoyed reading about your teacher training. I completed a year long program several years ago and really enjoyed the experience. Your posts have brought back some sweet memories. Thanks

  14. MaryjoO

    the photos are breathtaking! I think “fall”/autumn is your favorite season? I love trees and found it hard to live in a “new city” once with baby trees that were being planted. I kept telling people in 15 years they would be SO grateful for all those trees!

    Anyway, lovely post. We don’t have to make life as complicated as we do sometimes, and pausing is REALLY good for you!

  15. Rphilbeck

    Thanks for the wonderful pictures and I enjoyed reading about enjoying the little things around you. That is true we really take them for granted in our hectic world. I try to take time to “smell the roses” but everyone needs to do that to really enjoy life. Thanks so much and loved it all. Rowena

  16. Sarah

    Even though they don’t feature turning leaves, your pictures have the essence of fall. Now that the nights are cooler and the humidity has gone down, it’s really starting to feel like fall. I’m looking forward to seeing all of your beautiful pictures as the season changes!

  17. jess

    hi lolly! i was just stopping by to see how you were progressing with yoga teacher training (belated congratulations on graduating, btw!) and stumbled on this post. have you ever heard of Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh, who wrote on mindfulness? washing dishes was a big thing for him:

    “If while we are washing dishes, we think only of the cup of tea that awaits us, thus hurrying to get the dishes out of the way as they were a nuisance, then we are not ‘washing the dishes to wash to wash the dishes.’ What’s more we are not alive during the time we are washing the dishes….If we can’t washes the dishes, chances are we won’t be able to drink our tea either.” Thich Nhat Hanh (1976). The Miracle of Mindfulness (trans: Moby Ho). Boston: Beacon Press.

    :D i don’t actually know much about Buddhism or even meditation, but i think about this part of Thich Nhat Hanh often (esp. when washing the mandoline!)

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