A Mindful game

As I was trying to meditate in my peaceful room I was interrupted by my eldest child who wanted to play a game before bed, then later by my younger child who was meant to be in bed but had gotten out to look for a toy coconut from the film Moana that he had been playing with the other day! (Which could mean last year and could possibly be anywhere, but he just must have it right now or I’m afraid he may self combust).

So I asked them if they wanted to play a game, involving a stop watch, a stone and a pen and paper. If they promised to go bed right after.

So I called it ‘No thought stopwatch’ and the rules are –

Watch the stone and when a thought comes into your head write a cross under your name on the pad. The person with the least crosses wins.

Wow..I can’t believe they are actually doing this. I’m always asking them to come and meditate with me and they moan and say it’s boring.

Mohahahaha well I got the last laugh here, as they hadn’t even realised they were meditating.  Afterwords I explained how people have anywhere between 50,000 amd 70,000 thoughts per day which works out to about 48 thoughts per minute. So they did amazing to only have 11 thoughts in the space of ten minutes.

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