Want to know how Mindful listening practices could transform your classroom?
It’s simple: The very act of mindful listening, or any sensory focus for that matter, strengthens attention.
When children stop and focus intently on sensory input, be it seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting or touching, the focusing systems of the brain get a workout. The attention muscle grows.
MEDITATION IS A DEMOLITION JOB
I remember, as a teenager, loving a phrase that described demolition work as “putting back the sky”. “Wow” crooned my impressionable teenage brain “that is cool”.
To this day, I still like that phrase.
Ordinary life presents countless small opportunities to brighten up our mind.
Even the most humdrum days will benefit from a mindfulness practice called ‘mind the gap’, tweaking life for the better.
Sometimes FRANTIC turns up, crashes into my life, my day, my hour. In his razzle dazzle helmet and coat of steel. I’m real! he shouts. I’m powerful.
And I believe him.
This blog post muses over the mathematical formula that compares the possible states of the human mind to the number of atoms in the universe. No wonder our brain feels overloaded from time to time. It’s like we have too many tabs open!
January in the stunning city of Sydney. My growing-up home.
Perfect weather for the harbour: we hugged its edges every day. Sail boat. Power boat. Waterside pub. Ferry. Bushland harbourside strolls.
When we train ourselves to get out of our heads and be more present in “real time” we feel more alive, enjoy more satisfaction, contentment, richness of life and connect to others more easily and authentically.
Spoilt for choice: Mullumbimby Music Festival, N.S.W., Australia.
Always on the hunt for The Next Best Thing …. that’s Red zone.
Restless, craving: red zone.