Current scientific findings are clear that in order to regulate emotions (one of the most critical right-hemisphere functions), youth are dependent on mature brains to assist in the micro-regulation of their physical and emotional world. – Arlene Montgomery, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
Through your glossy eyes
what I’m feeling
& seeing is fresh
& renewed hope.
Witnessing our youth
guided by skillful teachers
who know where
we’ve been & how far
thus bestowing a most
nurtured from quiet mind’s clarity
moments connecting to the invisible
revealing blossoming heart’s wisdom.
Had I such guidance
as an impressionable youth.
my child may not have been
wounded and so long
to experience basics of
safety, satisfaction and connection.
Seeing these students glowing
now makes me smile.
Their karma will be instantly lit
with mindfulness for recognizing when they’re stuck
and skillful means for changing situations.
Lamp’s illumination does not discriminate
on the basis of darkness’ longevity.
Let there be light, instantly darkness is transformed.
Teachers offer bright hope
to students of all ages.
“A Teacher can nourish, can build, healthy, happy human beings” – Thich Nhat Hanh
This year’s mindfulness in education conference showcased several inspiring educators, & was presented here. You’re welcome to view the cutting edge keynote talk and other inspiring plenary panelists on the www.mindfuled.org site; sample clip below.