I had a few starts to my life. I wandered from Germany into teaching and counselling and along the way wrote a book. Life happened around me but I’m not sure I was in it. My life was a rich, slowly cooking soup of Buddhism, therapy, writing, working, living, breathing sprinkled with a facility for language and languages.
Somehow I found ‘being’. From thinking loads and doing even more I came to plain old ‘being’. The feeling started with me writing. Writing centred me, I wondered if writing centres?
So that’s how I came to mindful writing workshops. Just playing about with language in a relaxed setting? Now that’s an idea! I’m developing ‘mindful writing’ workshops where you don’t necessarily go to be a writer; but the act of writing leads to a greater sense of ‘being’.
And then what? It’s a good time for my mind and the soup is hot!
(Originally published 19.08.2009.)