“Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment I know this is the only moment.”
― Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace
Being mindful, while stitching, brings the dimension to it, I am looking for.
The book “Happiness” by Thich Nhath Hanh is a great inspiration on this way.
It makes a great difference when I stitch and calm my mind. I love the term “Monkey Mind”, it feels friendly, just something that is and sometimes it needs very gentle calming down, a chance to be grounded and relax. I can be kind to my own Monkey Mind and Stitching help’s me to find these moments when breathe and stitch and breathe and smile and with every Stitch come back to breathing in and out.
Stitching brings me into the present when I take care of my mind.
Mindfulness, Slowness, Environmental Responsibility and Connetedness with other people are foundation aspects in my work.