A year ago, more or less, I started this blog with the words “What will this blog be? I’m not entirely sure yet. Just as when you plant a seed you’ve lost the label for you have to wait to see what it grows into.”
Now, perhaps I have more of an idea, though it still remains quite open plan. I’ve been practising full time as a mindfulness teacher since the beginning of the year, so the blog has been a place I come to explore and shape aspects of my developing understanding of mindfulness practice. It’s kind of a truism that teaching offers the teacher just as much, if not more, learning as the students themselves.
But this blog is as much personal as professional (though I often wonder where the boundary lies between the two). And I enjoy writing for its own sake and for the way the writing process brings to the surface what was previously out of view. So now I have some blog posts under my belt, I’d like to branch out and develop the writing more. Maybe be brave and post some of my poems – old and new. Share something of my other loves – art, literature, ecology and nature. Mainly though I want to keep it all grounded in my own experience – true and authentic – as it strikes me all the best blogs do.
And last of all, not to be too prescriptive, as I don’t know what twists and turns my life will go through. I have a pretty, light plum coloured blouse with some words embroidered on the back which I think sums it up well –
“a book with an unwritten ending”