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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.


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: http://www.susangillischapman.com. Read more about Susan here.