When most people think of pop-ups, they think of those clever pop-up books that delight children of all ages. Well, for the rest of April and into May, Indaba Coffee wants to broaden that definition. They invite people to experience mindfulness pop-ups, or mini, 30-minute workshops, that aim to bring more calm and clarity into their lives.
Because I write about faith, people often ask me what religion I am. Sometimes I stumble over my answer. I admit I worry what people will think when I say “I’m a Buddhist.” It sounds so … trendy, which I am not. At the garden store Buddha’s statues have become as popular as St. Francis.
Who, what or where are those sacraments in my life? Can I identify the outward and visible signs of an inward and spiritual grace that are manifest in my daily existence? How do they function to transform me and my interactions with the wider-world?
I took a risk, and found the love I’ve been forever searching for. No doubt there will be more chances to take in the future, but now it’s us taking them and not just me and no matter the outcome, we have each other.
What is mindfulness? As I continue to explore this question for myself I’ve unearthed a few beautiful seeds that have been sown for generations, infused with spiritual significance and nurtured in the rich soil of the mind, of awareness and consciousness.