Mindful Doodles #97:
One Sunday, I was waiting at a bus stop, when a woman approached me. She asked me, Where is the temple?” I pointed at a street diagonally across the road. She would be able to see it if she stood vertically opposite the entrance of that street, as the temple was very tall and visible from the side of the road we were on. I marveled at how she believed in the ideology of Buddhism. Or maybe she was visiting the temple for tourism.
Mindful Doodles is a series of comic/ cartoon drawn on assimilating stimuli that comes into my mind. My surrounding and environment are dynamic. As events happen, the stimuli enters my brain and I pay attention to them. I am not mentally disturbed as I pay due respect to each stimulus. I ponder upon how I would deal with the stimulus, to manage the situation. I try to discover what lesson the Universe bestows on me in this encounter. I write my discovery as my Mindful Thought of the Day.
Why be mindful? By paying time and attention to a disturbing stimulus, you deal with it. It ceases to be new and disruptive to you. You have released anxiety. You have greatly reduced your mental stress.
Mindful Thought of the Day:
I respect different ideologies, even though I don’t believe in them.
Writing prompt “ideology“.