• Judith Ellis
    Jul 30, 2008 - 20:04 pm

    Thanks, Steve, for your mindful video. I am sometimes guilty of jumping from one moment to the next, though I tend to be fully engaged from moment to moment. I wonder how much better I could actually become if I did exactly what you suggest here. Hnmm? I’m gonna be more mindful of this. Thanks again for doing the video and thinking enough of us to post it. Enjoy your vacation!

    • Steve Yastrow
      Jul 31, 2008 - 03:17 am

      Right now it’s 3:16AM at home in Chicago, and I’m embarking on a day of fun in Tel Aviv with friends. Another way to enjoy myself while everyone at home is sleeping! (I’ll be all refreshed for my business calls to the states later in the day)

  • Judith Ellis
    Jul 31, 2008 - 07:24 am

    A few questions:

    *Is divesting completely while on vacation ever a real possibility?
    *Is there ever a time where not being mindful is advantageous?
    *Is selective conscious mindfulness necessary or are we selective rather unconsciously depending on pressing projects or needs?

  • Joni's back ... at this very moment
    Aug 17, 2008 - 12:30 pm

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  • Franklin Smiles
    Apr 01, 2009 - 17:09 pm

    Isn’t the mind full? So don’t you mean mind less?
    I guess, we all want to be present, to do our best
    So take all the walking and make it one step at a time,
    Create the expression and capture the sentiment of the divine
    Practice makes practice, and that means being who you are
    Life happens to us no matter where we are
    But the orientation is too move fast, because we want to seize
    All moments and make the good things last, but in the spirit
    And construct of what is true, there is no reality other then
    What makes up your past conditioned point of view
    So I invite you to try on a new set of eyes, one’s that
    Can see beyond all shape, towards the dimensions of love
    The colors that truly fill the skies, when the body is strong the mind is clear,
    When you are in alignment with your soul, the all possibilities are all near.

    Shal Ommmmmmm,

    Franklin Smiles

  • Steve Yastrow
    Apr 01, 2009 - 18:07 pm

    Franklin’s here! Great to see you/hear from you … hope you will be present here often.

    Yes, mindful should be mindless. I will remember that … or, more appropriately, let it help me not remember/think about it or anything else for moments at a time. As you teach: Have one perfect breath.

  • The Encounter Habit
    Jun 16, 2009 - 03:50 am

    […] in Europe … somewhat serene from too little sleep, ready for a new adventure.  Check out my “Warsaw Walking Yoga with Joni Mitchell” video blog from last summer.  Regrettably, I don’t have enough time before my next flight to […]

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