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Mindful : June 2016
Coloring books...Knitting... Basketry? Every few weeks, it seems, the media decides on some fun, repetitive, flow-triggering activity to deem “the new mindful- ness.” Lately it’s origami; maybe next it’ll be construc- tion paper chains, or sawing logs. We could list activities ‘ til the cows come home, but applying labels only limits the scope and power of mindfulness practice. Mindfulness is not some external “thing ” that requires fancy markers or special paper; it is our abil- ity to notice what’s going on in our minds and our Enough with the “New Mindfulness” bodies and our surround- ings, to nonjudgmentally take note of our thoughts as they arise, and allow them to dissolve. You can be mindful while pooping, or digging dirt, or simply sitting still. You can also choose something artful and trendy, like coloring or folding paper, as an anchor for mindfulness practice. These activities can help us set aside time for ourselves and for mindfulness, and that’s a wonderful thing (plus, making pretty things feels great!). But just doing them does not mean you are doing them mindfully. When we constantly seek out newer, shinier alterna- tives to meditation we run the risk of thinking we can find mindfulness outside of our minds, of thinking mindfulness is something we can buy and own. In truth we’ve already got what we need to be mindful, right here and now. When The National Center for Law and Policy, a conserva- tive legal group, tried to have mindfulness banned from Cape Cod public schools, the community pushed back— and triumphed. The NCLP set its sights on a mindful- ness program called Calmer Choice, claiming mindfulness is stealth Buddhism. NCLP’s chief counsel declared, “State schools have no place con- ducting dangerous psycho- logical and spiritual experi- ments on our children.” Calmer Choice Prevails The community rallied in suppor t of Calmer Choice: Hundreds of parents and children packed a school board meeting, armed with a petition containing 2,500 signatures. The district voted to continue teaching mindfulness. commentary AD WWW.IBME.INFO Northern California • June 20-26 Colorado • July 3-9 Virginia • July 5-10 Southern California • July 10-16 Northeast • July 24-29 Pacific Northwest • August 2-7 NW Wilderness • August 2-11 Toronto • August 6-11 iBme Retreats in 2016 Explore mindfulness this summer on a teen retreat with Inward Bound Mindfulness Education. • Develop focus, compassion, and a deeper connection with yourself through meditation and small group activities in a fun and supportive space. • Mindfulness practice is scientifically proven to build emotional resilience, concentration, and well-being. • Mindfulness skills support our capacity to connect authentically with others. • All iBme retreats include formal practice periods, small group work, creative workshops, and free time. , MINDFULNESS RETREATS FOR TEENS 14 mindful June 2016 what’s new PHOTOGRAPH©STOCKVAULT,©FREEIMAGES