Mindful Doodling - An easier way to meditate!

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I've decided to create a Facebook page to share the idea of mindful doodling, which includes Zentangle but is definitely not limited to it. Mindful Doodling - Zentangle and Beyond
I've wanted to meditate for a long time and really never could manage, I just really get bored, lol. The idea of Zentangle seemed silly to me at first, but when I actually sat down and tried it, like really tried it in a serious way, it was awesome. Drawing in a very mindful way, with intention and in the moment is a great way to "meditate" w/o getting bored, and you have some really cool artwork as a result.
It's a little difficult at first to draw mindfully. We're used to "doodling" that is mindless, something we do while thinking about something else and so we tend to be sloppy. Mindful doodling is about drawing each mark with intention. Thinking about the starting point and following through to the end point of the mark. You are really focusing on what your hand is doing and the mark that your pen is making on the paper. Once you get that, it's really great. It's still not easy and you'll still have to keep reminding yourself to slow down and draw mindfully and with intention, but it's easier to do that when there's something physical to focus on.
Anyway, I plan on posting exercises and tutorials, tips and info and some challenges. Please help me keep up with this, I tend to get distracted with life and forget to be consistent. If you don't see a new post on the FB page every few days, please send me a message or make a comment reminding me. I'm serious too, I really want to keep this going, not only to help everyone else be mindful and inspired, but to help myself too. Thanks!
Head on over to Mindful Doodling - Zentangle and Beyond and Like the page to join in! 
-xo deb.


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