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Old 05-01-2019, 05:01 AM
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Miniatures and Mindfulness

From time to time, I have shared my interest in constructing miniatures (houses, vehicles, landscapes), and integrating that hobby with the practice of mindfulness.

If a quick definition is helpful.... mindfulness is a mental state (sometimes pursued through meditation) which is achieved by focusing awareness on the present, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's thoughts, feelings, and sensations. Mindfulness is used as a spiritual and/or therapeutic technique, with the goal of enhancing peace and wellbeing. It's an important element o f my [alleged] mental health.

I have a blog - "Miniatures and Mindfulness". The Rickeybird plays his part now and then.

If you'd like to have a look...
Miniatures and Mindfulness
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Old 05-01-2019, 06:49 AM
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Re: Miniatures and Mindfulness

Very interesting site! A long read/study!
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Old 05-01-2019, 07:41 AM
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Re: Miniatures and Mindfulness

True dat!
Most of the blog is pretty photo-intensive, but every now and then I turn on my verbiage machine!
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Re: Miniatures and Mindfulness

Beautiful, Gail!! Wish I had 1/10th of your creativity, patience, and nimbleness of construction.

I recently joined an N-scale train club to salve my appreciation of miniature. But I haven't taken the time to mentally place myself "within" the beauty in my midst. Perhaps I ought take some time to gaze into a scene and integrate myself into an altered reality of calm and serenity.
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Old 05-01-2019, 06:12 PM
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Re: Miniatures and Mindfulness

It can be a whole "world", Scott! I recommend the movie "Welcome to Marwen".
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Old 05-01-2019, 06:45 PM
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Re: Miniatures and Mindfulness

By the way, Scott, thanks for your compliments on creativity, but i have seen your miniatures, and the precision and scale perfection are jaw-dropping.
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Re: Miniatures and Mindfulness

Hmmm, kind of like becoming one with the wind, water and the sailboat. More feeling what is needed to keep in balanced state.
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Old 05-04-2019, 03:41 PM
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Re: Miniatures and Mindfulness

Absolutely, Mr. Boats, absolutely. You'd have to tie me up and shanghai me to get me on a boat, but... I STILL recognize the feeling... WHEREVER ya get it. The fit, the balance. Absolutely.
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