I do love an opportunity to ‘do’ mindfulness, and afterward, I feel wonderful because it seems like everything was good as it could have been at that moment.
Let me explain of recent memory when this happened. My small child fell off a playground bar and hit his head (fortunately not badly). Naturally, he was upset and in tears. I was a bit upset too. I carried him from the garden and rushed inside to the fridge for an ice block to place on his head.
As we were applying the ice block, we lay on the ground in the kitchen. Born out of a desire to keep his still, I started a game. The game involved keeping still and each naming one thing we can see, hear, feel, taste and smell. I think the act of lying down on the floor and being so focused on his senses in the present moment really helped to calm him down.
So that was the powerful mindfulness moment that reminded me that sometimes it is simple as that.
If you want to get into this, make sure you have a yoga mat though!!