Awake and Tender

Published by Susan Gillis Chapman on

As I reach over to turn off my printer, it occurs to me that even this small gesture can be either mindlessly habitual or mindfully awake. When I remember this, I suddenly feel appreciation for this amazing electronic servant that is a team member in my work. Next wake up call comes from wringing out the dishcloth, feeling the warm, wet fabric in my hands, wiping the kitchen counter-tops, everything is an ongoing conversation with our moment-to-moment life. What else is there, besides this precious moment? I’m discovering how far gentle communication can reach into our lives, reconnecting us even when no other person is there.

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Susan Gillis Chapman

teaches part time for Green Zone Institute and for Karuna Training. Susan is a retired Marital and Family therapist who has been practicing mindfulness meditation for over 35 years.  She is the author of the book The Five Keys To Mindful Communication and a contributor to The Mindful Revolution, edited by Barry Boyce. Her website is: Read more about Susan here.