Monday, January 11, 2016

Learning to listen

"Listen to your body" isn't the best description. There are ways to pay attention to bodily clues that our culture and language came to ignore and deny.
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In response to someone talking about her children self regulating, I wrote:
"Self regulate" means to make a rule and then follow it yourself. They're not self regulating. They're making choices. It's different. It's better!
My friend Bela sent me the following story, which has a good description of mindful living:
One zen student said, "My teacher is the best. He can go days without eating."

The second said, "My teacher has so much self control, he can go days without sleep."

The third said, "My teacher is so wise that he eats when he's hungry and sleeps when he's tired."

My kids did that!
photo by Beth Lamb

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