In My ….. Mind

empty-cereal-bowl     I flunked Mindfulness this morning. I ate breakfast at my desk.

     As I see the empty bowl, I realize I cannot remember eating. I was too busy writing to enjoy the food. And because I was eating, I did not much enjoy the writing (and I love to write).

     Mindfulness. The Buddhists encourage us to be mindful at all times–truly aware of what is going on around us, and in us. Jesus practiced it.

     A worthy goal. A good way to live.

     I have another chance to practice it today. I am sharing lunch with a friend.

     God, help me to be present to her, and to the food we share.

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Robin Hawley Gorsline

Robin is a poet (claiming this later in life) and Queer Theologian--reflecting a soul of hope and faith and joy and justice/shalom. He is happily married to Dr. Jonathan Lebolt (20 years and counting), the proud parent of three glorious daughters (and grateful to two wonderful sons-in- law and a new one soon!), and the very proud "Papa" to Juna (6) and Annie (3).

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