Waiting for the next thought is a technique for entering the present moment, as described in a video I posted here earlier this week:
Yesterday, I used that for the mindfulness exercise in a Coping and Healing group. I told the group members to leave behind overthinking about the future and the past by asking themselves “What will my next thought be?”
Personally, I found this to be a very effective way to quiet my busy mind. The anticipation, curiosity, and wonder about the next thought focused me and emptied my mind in a way I had never experienced before.
Are you waiting for my next images?
Waiting for your next thought? My next thought is to share “Ode to Joy” from Beethoven’s 9th.
I’m waiting for the next time when we can gather together in large groups like that without fear. My next thought is this: that time will come, we just don’t know how long we have to wait.
I’ll be waiting for the next comments on this blog post.
Waiting for my next expression of gratitude?