There is a yoga and mindfulness teacher in Australia, Mrs Mindfulness, who is really named Melli. She and her partner are responsible for the first world on-line mindfulness summit in October 2015. She is working on a book now, but still finds time to post great one-liner mindful reminders. Today is below. Thanks Melli!
Got this from the blog of Gus Castellanos, a Florida physician and mindfulness teacher. Gus's blog summarized so nicely what's been happening in Mindfulness over the last 6 months to a year, in terms of some major publications and shifts relating to research and the entire Mindfulness paradigm. I'll probably post parts of it in another thread here as it so nicely summarizes things. But for now, I share the poem below with which Gus closed his latest blog:
I leave you with this poem by Arvey I. Rogers, M.D., THE MINDFUL DOCTOR. Dr Rogers was my Gastroenterology professor in Med School in the 70s, and is the father of our mindfulness expert, Scott Rogers, J.D.—begging the question, who passed mindfulness on to who, or is mindfulness a genetic trait?
“Good morning,” I said. “Come closer,” she asked. I usually did not, could not, standing in the doorway. “Do you need anything?” “Come closer,” she said. “I am close.” I thought. The room was small, filled by her bed. “I mean near the bed - next to me - so I can see you.” I moved closer, foreseeing her death, which I could not prevent. “I like it when you are close.” I moved even closer, reaching for her hand. “That’s what I really wanted - to touch your hand – to thank you.” She smiled, her face aglow, and I wept silently as I moved even closer to kiss her cheek, to thank her for asking me to come closer when I thought I could not.
To read Gus's whole blog post - which I highly recommend - I invite you to click-push HERE.