What a beautiful idea! For me, it is a powerful reminder to attach to the moment and process rather than any particular "bubble".
The other reason I am so excited about this simile is because it reminds me that mindfulness can easily be a part of my day if I am aware in the moment.
I play bubbles with my daughter (and my dog) at least once a week. While they chase after bubbles my mind wanders back and forth between their joy, pointing out bubbles to them, and mentally creating a game plan for how to get my to do list done later.
After talking to my friend, I spent yesterday being more aware of all the bubbles floating around throughout my day. There were a lot of thoughts and it reminded me how important meditation is to my day to give me a chance to clear some of that mental bustle.
As much as I am grateful for this new activity of observing my thoughts as bubbles; I was equally grateful this morning to sit at my computer and have no bubbles. I'm grateful for those moments of mental silence and just BE-ing. I'm grateful for amazing friends that go through cool experiences and classes and share their lessons with me. I'm grateful for the mindfulness teacher that has impacted my life even without having met her. I'm grateful for the idea of bubbles as thoughts and I'm grateful to have a way to incorporate mindfulness into my day that speaks to my child-like spirit.
What mindfulness techniques do you love? When was the last time you played with bubbles? When was the last time you sat and observed your thoughts?
May today give us time to observe the bubbles and may it bless us with moments of no bubbles. May we cherish the silence and play in the experiences today offers. Have a beautiful day!