Imagine freedom from all concerns.
Imagine feeling restful while active.
Imagine feeling at rest while awake.
Imagine not feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or distracted.
It may sound like a dream, but the fact is that each of us has the power to make this a reality.
It is achieved with the habit of Mindfulness or Mindful Meditation.
Mindfulness is the non-judgmental awareness of our soul, our body, mind, and our world- in the present moment.
It means to let go of the past and not race into the future. It enables us to look at the present, kindly and with acceptance.
It is the gift of quiet time.
Elements of Mindfulness- Attention, Intention, and Attitude.
This is the reason knitting is the
perfect path to Mindful Meditation.
As Knitters, we enjoy using all three elements:
We begin with Attention: To hands, materials and patterns
We intend: To Create
We develop Attitude: To accept
When accompanied by a steady flow of breath, a knitter achieves a serenity that is mindful in the moment. Measurement of time flows away and we as a knitter are free to be one with the process.
Knitting, similar to meditation, takes time and practice. The more you do it, the better it gets!
Here's a brief example of the process:
Create a comfortable space for your Mindful Knitting Practice.
Give yourself time to sit, think and relax.
Pick up your yarn and your knitting tools.
Focus on the beauty of the yarn and the movement of the needles.
Breathe in and breathe out a few times,
Take time to slowly cast on stitches,
Let the yarn wrap around the shining tools.
Focus on breathing, as you relax into the repetitive action.
You will feel the rhythm of the moment once you begin to knit,
feel the calm as the shiny needles loop the yarn.
As your hands, yarn and needles work in harmony,
feel your body relax into the action.
Time flows away and tranquillity ensues.