Many times, I have blogged about the benefits of mindfulness and meditation (see here and here). I wrote "Move From Being a Mindless Lawyer To a Mindful Lawyer" for The Complete Lawyer. And I maintain a Web page with resources related to mindfulness in the law: ContemplativeLawyers.com. Now I am writing to see how many of you would be interested in an activity that is a bit novel.
Last spring, I purchased my first harmonica and was immediately impressed with how much one has to be in the moment to play well, or even play at all. Then I recently I took a clinic with musician Ronnie Shellist and again thought that playing this little rectangle with holes requires mindfulness.
What a coincidence to talk after the class with Ronnie and learn that he too finds the harmonica an excellent instrument of mindfulness! Later he and I had coffee to explore further this topic. And I had an idea . . .
Would any of you like to attend a short presentation with Ronnie to learn about mindfulness and the harmonica? I was thinking we could have this program at one of the regularly scheduled meetings of Colorado Contemplative Lawyers Society (i.e, the third Tuesday evening of one of the upcoming months), or we could find another time and date. Right now, I just need to know the interest.
To that meeting you would need to bring a harmonica; some are available for less than ten dollars on Amazon. On the agenda might be discussion of whether some of us would want to meet regularly and learn to really play the mindful harmonica. The main goal for this meeting though would be mindful fun!
Let me know if you are interested by e-mailing me.