Prompt 45, Thinking in Circles

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From Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Gunaratana

“When mindfulness is present,you will notice when you become stuck in thought patterns. It is that very noticing that allows you to back out of the thought process and free yourself from it.Mindfulness returns your attention to it’s proper focus.”  Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Gunaratana

For this week’s meditation sit in a comfortable position, take three breaths read the following:

In the center of the circle I am aware of my thoughts. I am calm, I am peaceful, I can let go of negativity. I am calm, I am peaceful.

Continue to meditate on these words for as long as you would like.

I think everyone has times when they get caught in the cycle of negative thought.This process follows the pattern of a circle. Your thoughts take you back to the point that you started. If you symbolically stand in the center of that circle you can break the pattern of your thoughts. Your focus can be brought back to a point of awareness.

Have you ever experienced thinking in circles? What has helped you to step away from that process?

For this week’s prompt please respond with mixed media art, drawing, digital media, photographs and or writing.

 

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