Yesterday, in both of my Coping and Healing groups, I asked people to doodle during the mindfulness exercise, either on a drawing surface or in their heads.
Here’s a definition of doodle:
I’m doodling in my mind, right now, about how I asked people to be mindful and absentminded at the same time. Nobody seemed to mind that in the groups yesterday, including someone who likes to call mindfulness “mindlessness.”
For me, mindfulness is about being in the moment, taking a break from fears about the future and regrets about the past. When I was in school, I used to take a break from those by doodling octagons in my notebooks, like these:
Last night, after a long day of work, I asked this question about doodles on Twitter:
Do you see any doodles (or things you doodle) in my other images for today?
Someone in a group yesterday said they doodle zentangles and those came up when I searched YouTube for “doodles.”
I look forward to your word doodles in the comments section, below.
As always, I’m going to end this blogdoodle with thanks to all who help me doodle my thoughts and feelings here every day, including YOU.