Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy
cathy_edgett

Good Morning!



The day for me is wrapped in fog and wind.  I feel like a nest and then, I read in the NY Times that mindfulness training is being taught in schools and it is making a difference.  A Tibetan bell is rung at the beginning and end of practice and the children are taught to focus on their breath and thoughts.  It is reducing problems on the playground and changing their lives and the lives of their parents.  One child suggested to her mother how she might deal with her road rage.    How wonderful is this:

Asked their reactions to the sounds of the singing bowl, Yvette Solito, a third grader, wrote that it made her feel “calm, like something on Oprah.” Her classmate Corey Jackson wrote that “it feels like when a bird cracks open its shell.”

I love the sound of the Tibetan bell and I had never thought of it that way.  "It feels like when a bird cracks open its shell."  

Yes, that is exactly right.  Thank you, Corey Jackson, and thank you, Yvette Solito.


May your day feel calm and fuel with birth.  May you hear many birds crack open their shells.  


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