I am grateful for the opportunity to co-create with my amazing colleagues. Since starting a mindfulness movement at the company where I work, I’ve met so many super people. There’s a growing sense of community and our collective power to shape change feels very real. I am so fortunate to be co-leading a weekly Stress Less series of 15-minute virtual mindful sessions with a lovely woman named Kat. She recently shared the lovely poem below with me. It is definitely abundant deliciousness!
by Jon Kabat-Zinn
Have you ever had the experience of stopping so completely,
of being in your body so completely,
of being in your life so completely,
that what you knew and what you didn’t know,
that what had been and what was yet to come,
and the way things are right now,
no longer held even the slightest hint of anxiety or discord,
a moment of complete presence beyond striving,
beyond mere acceptance,
beyond the desire to escape or fix anything or plunge ahead,
a moment of pure being,
no longer in time,
a moment of pure seeing, pure feeling,
a moment in which life simply is,
and that is-ness grabs you by all your senses,
all your memories, by your very genes, by your loves,
and welcomes you home, that is a taste of mindfulness.
* I took this photo while relaxing from my hotel balcony at Hotel Bellavista in Massa Lubrense, on the Amalfi Coast of Italy, June 2015.