Mindfulness notices an external Now
Daydreaming allows for internal thought
Should I give up the benefits
of choosing to live in the present moment,
awake in the external world?
Should I give up deliberate daydreaming
incubating internal ideas
that feed creative breakthroughs?
Could I bridge a balance between these two
switching between streams of consciousness
like two friends taking turns on a seesaw?
Daydreaming may tip the balance
toward the fanciful for a time
then Mindfulness can take a turn to
tip back to focused awareness
Allowing this playful back and forth
between Mindfulness and Daydreaming
keeps one extreme from crashing so hard
that it holds the other side captive
So, I’ll try to find the balance
on this seesaw of sensory input –
observe surprises through stillness
then let my thoughts roam free
For more musing on this topic, see Counseling, a post from last year.