Sketch courtesy of Flickr, Creative Communications, Joan Mas
What is Mindfulness? Throughout North America we are turning to the action of mindfulness in all walks of our lives. Meditation, Mindful Coaching, Mindful Parenting, Mindful Thinking. These varied practices are encouraging us all to be mindful in all aspects of our lives to create a more positive experience.
Rachelle Lamb is a long time partner with Hollyhock, teaching us how to use the power of language for positive dialogue. This month, Rachelle will return to Hollyhock and bring her thoughts and experiences to the classroom around the wonders and benefits of ‘treating everyone as if you were in love with them’. Mindful Communication. Rachelle cites a poem by Derek Tasker to set the stage for the program.
I wonder what would happen if
I treated everyone like I was in love
with them, whether I like them or not
and whether they respond or not and no matter
what they say or do to me and even if I see
things in them which are ugly twisted petty
cruel vain deceitful indifferent, just accept
all that and turn my attention to some small
weak tender hidden part and keep my eyes on
that until it shines like a beam of light
like a bonfire I can warm my hands by and trust
it to burn away all the waste which is not
never was my business to meddle with.
– Derek Tasker
Rachelle Lamb will be exploring in her upcoming program at Hollyhock in Vancouver, 19-20 October.
Photograph courtesy of Flickr, Creative Commons, johnwilliamsphd.