The feelings that we have about our feelings are not always friendly. I would love to help shift that very unhelpful conditioning because the thing is, feelings can be incredibly empowering and lead us into more wisdom. First things first, most of us intellectualise feelings, which is the reason that this is even a topic.
To say thanks for all you do as a teacher (and everything else you are in your own lives) we have some very awesome free stuff to fight fatigue and burnout that you can do in a few minutes every day. If your mind could drink an espresso and have a massage at the same time – this is IT!
Resilience is the ability to get back up after adversity, to rise strong and see failure and setbacks as an integral part of learning and growth. Life is unpredictable, and there will always be happy and difficult times to experience. Resilient people are able to greet change and difficulty as an opportunity for self-reflection, learning, and growing and don’t get stuck face down in the mud unable to get up and grow.
Starting your class on a mindfulness practice is easy and can be done in a numbers of ways that are NON BORING and will engage a diverse range of students. With so many students stressed, anxious and often under slept, you will be surprised how willing they are to get some tools they can use in the classroom and in their lives to help them feel better and more in control.
Can mindfulness stop bullying? The idea seems crazy doesn’t it – mindfulness is usually thought of as passive, internal and still vs the brutality of a bully. But if we think about it for a moment, it begins to make sense. If all of us are united in our universal suffering and the need to calm our minds and connect to our essential loving and still natures, then the bully and the bullied already share a common experience of life.
In meditation world where mindfulness lives, it is often said that your mind gets busier before it gets stiller – who’s finding that right now with their mindfulness practice (I’m imagining hands flying up in the air)? That’s what happens, once you actually come into the moment, and aren’t distracting yourself with past and future fiction of your own making, things start to get a little cray cray.
At Calm Mind Project we are big believers that we are all perfect all the time. When we hold this as a fundamental belief, then we know that who we are right now is the total best, and we don’t have any reason to be self critical or hate on ourselves or anyone else for that matter.
Who doesn’t love a present? At Calm Mind Project we are massively WRAPPED (see what I did there) with giving a present to everyone we talk to. But I get it, it can be kind of weird to get your head around. So let me break it down and get you set up and ready to be mindful. And that is a key, but subtle part; Mindfulness is being, not doing.