I understand that not everyone enjoys podcasts or has a Spotify account. So I’ve decided to create these posts so that you may listen or not and still participate, because I enjoy interacting with each and every one of you, but I don’t want you to feel excluded, nor do I want you to feel obligated to leave a comment out of pity.
I will share a few tidbits about what’s being discussed without giving too much away. That way, those who aren’t interested in listening to a podcast can engage in discussion in the comments. But those who enjoy listening to a podcast will get a more in-depth experience.
A few side notes before we get started:
Thich Nhat Hanh is 94, according to Wikipedia.
Here is the quote I read in the podcast:
I took a picture of my mindfulness inspiration:
And here’s a picture of my soul homework area:
It includes a picture of my stack of library books on the shelf below to prove my illness.
I mention how hot and humid it has been throughout August in Illinois, making it near impossible to be outside for long stretches. We’ve got a break in the weather here in the last several days and it has greatly improved my mental health.
Do you ever feel stifled or toxic when you are unable to connect with nature?
I also discussed how I struggle with meditation yet need a technique to collect myself in certain situations. If you’re not a podcast listener but have a few minutes to spare, skip to approximately the 19-minute mark for a simpler solution.
Do you enjoy meditating or practicing mindfulness? Is there anything in particular that it has helped you with?
And at the end of the podcast, specifically the last three minutes, I talk about my library browsing problem. I go into the library to pickup my books on hold and walk out with a couple extra books.
A couple extra 15 books.
Literally, I have too many books, too little time.
I need help to prioritize reading, and I need suggestions.