When there is a lot going on, in the world and also perhaps in our personal lives, I find it helpful to intentionally include practices during the day which are grounding and calming.
When we become more mindful and slow down, we have more opportunities to notice ways in which we can nurture life – and each one of these can have ripple effects for years to come, as the gift of a salvia cutting by my friend has done.
‘This is what creative engagement is about—it’s very much connected with change. Experiential inquiry helps us to be clearer about what’s going on, but also to respond more creatively.’
Like music, mindfulness is an embodied way of living, and like music, mindfulness can help us approach our emotions in a new way.
This song was written in 1944, during a time of wars across the world. With its rousing lyrics and upbeat tune, it no doubt helped to lift the spirits of many who were living through that time.
One of the many wonderful qualities of young children is the way they spontaneously and unselfconsciously embrace creativity.