Mindfulness is, of course, utterly zeitgeist at the moment. But living in North Devon is like living in 1957, but with wifi. Things are so non-alternative here, it’s positively freaky. So I’ve been looking for a mindfulness course locally and failing to find one – might have to fall back on a book and a CD, which is a shame.
What I have noticed, though, is that it is so utterly zeitgeist that wherever you look, there it is, waving cheekily, whisking out of sight…
Here is Marian Keyes, in Saved by Cake:
Baking makes me concentrate on what’s right in front of my nose. I have to focus. On weighing the sugar. On sieving the flour.
That’s mindful, right? Living in the now? Concentrating on this moment, right here, right now?