Would it look like this?
Personally, I have never, ever, ever thought of mindfulness or its practice as like having an enormous sphere of bodiless baby-doll heads in place of my own head.
In fact, trying to depict mindfulness might be so tricky that the best way to do so is to illustrate its opposite.
That was just the tactic taken here, by the winners of a poster design contest in support of BeMindful.co.uk, a website meant to raise awareness about the benefits of mindfulness. You can see the other images from the campaign, each of which is accompanied by the tagline, “What’s playing on your mind?” here.
…Meanwhile, the question remains: if you had to depict mindfulness visually, how would you do it? Could you even?
Baby-dolls, no. Flashes of insight, memory, and abundance of dichotomous feelings a yes.
Justin via facebook says
eyes closed, gently…
i love this, and nice new issue
Pam B via facebook says
I attended Marlboro College in Vermont as an undergrad. It;s snug up in the mountains of southern middle Vermont, overlooking a valley with more mountains across. I used to love walking down to this one vantage point and looking out at them, admiring their steadiness and the way they supported life and change yet were always right there, just as they were. I would sent out fervent wishes to be one of these mountains in my next lifetime. I even knew which one I wanted to be and I can still picture it. This was long before I became a practicing Buddhist. I now know that what I was aspiring towards was mindfulness.
A drop dripping. One drop.