Our first adult MBSR class is behind us now, and I am so happy to be guiding you all on this new journey of self-discovery! I am very impressed with the courage and conviction of each and every one of you to grow and evolve. I truly feel privileged to be in such wonderful company.
In class one, we learned about how often our minds are on "automatic pilot", without really being aware of what we are doing. This makes us more likely to "react" versus "respond" to life. By doing our homework this week, and practicing the body scan, we will be working on increasing our awareness so that we will begin to respond to sensations with choice, rather than acting automatically. We also will become more aware of our "Monkey Minds", and how frequently they jump around from thought, to thought, to an emotion, etc., etc. SEEING what is happening in our minds, in the moment it is happening, is the first step towards change.
Please feel free to share your observations of doing the homework this week, but please remember to use your first name ONLY, to preserve confidentiality! I have asked a lot from you, and the support may help us keep the pace!