When the power of our attention comes from within,
each day becomes an Enchanting Adventure.
Today I wanted to engage my students in a mindfulness activity that would allow them to fully embrace all aspects of who they are here...among us. I wanted them to learn to apreciate all their inner colors ( their mandala of Being). It is a miraculous moment for me, witnessing this age group (5-9 years old) ready to come to terms with their multi-faceted and multi-colored personalities and human expressions. I feel like a mother wanting to protect them from a world that loves labeling and defining everything, and at the same time...I am a Container and a Presence that allows for their own life's miraculous unfolding to be witnessed with grace. Some of these beautiful children have been already sharing with me lots of new feelings and started to label those feelings as good or bad. It was time for me now to share with them that it is ok to fully experience all feelings ( to be like a mandala filled with all sorts of colors) and yet...to know we do not have to identify with those feelings that try to bring us down. We can just simply learn to witness all the colors blending themselves into the masterpiece of who we are.
And so these feeling mandalas were born and the children insisted for me to take time and allow them to share their mandalas along with a specific message they had:
After our children's yoga, mindfulness & creativity circle was over, I walked to my car feeling like a floating balloon of wonder. I opened my phone and the message that first showed up was exactly this poem below written by my wonderful friend Guthema Roba:
"You might want to accomplish
so much in your short life
on earth –
If you could only discover
your true nature –
if you could return
to the source of bliss,
where light begins,
deep in your mandala
of being –
that is enough."
~ Guthema Roba
Let us welcome the very best of a