One of my best friends made a gem of a statement the other day that started me thinking about friendship and mindfulness. We’ve been best friends since we were kids and have stayed best friends even as careers and families kept us geographically distant the last few decades.
Although we live in separate parts of the country at the moment, whenever we catch up, often months apart, it feels like it was yesterday since we spoke. When we fill each other in on what’s been happening, my friend described it like we both have these ’bonus bubbles of life’ between our catch ups. As if the real world is the brief time we spend together, everything else has a sense of scripted alternate reality. Goes to show how present we are and invested in the moment when we’re together. Mmm sounds like we’re being mindful. Continue reading