A Quiet Haven

In moments of madness, meditation has helped me find moments of serenity — and I would like to think that it would help provide young people a quiet haven in a not-so-quiet world. Sir McCartney in 2009

Not just young people but all of us in 2020
live in a not-so-quiet world! Do you have mindfulness
to find moments of serenity?
What is mindfulness?
It’s a way of exercising for some,
a form of meditation for others:
a mental state achieved by focusing
one’s awareness on the present moment,
while calmly acknowledging
and accepting one’s feelings,
thoughts, and bodily sensations,
used as a therapeutic technique.
Buddhist monks have used mindfulness exercises
as forms of meditation
for more than 2,600 years,
seeing them as one of the paths
to enlightenment.
But in the Mindfulness-Based
Stress Reduction program,
mindfulness is stripped of religious undertones.
It’s worth a try and I  try
every day but don’t always get there.
I wish each of you
quiet haven in a not-so-quiet world!