Letting Go of Your Story

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Phillip Moffitt leads a mediation to explore about our lives’ story. 1st is to acknowledge the absolute necessity of the narrative. Letting go is another.

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The stories that we repeatedly tell ourselves about our lives, others, and the world can be very limiting and inaccurate. Identifying and then letting go of our stories can often be quite liberating. It can also open us to new directions and possibilities in our lives.

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Examine the stories you currently believe about yourself, others, or the world. Question their validity, and practice letting go of them.

Changing or letting go of one’s story is commonly practiced in psychotherapy and some meditative and religious traditions. The method presented here was adapted from a practice created by James Baraz in his book Awakening Joy.

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What makes teaching mindfulness unique

Kevin reminds us why teaching mindfulness is unlike teaching anything else. As mindfulness teachers, we offer a practice and help people learn for themselves versus merely giving them information. Motivating others to practice lets them experience their own insights.

“What we really want to do is get people excited about [the] practice, we want them to want to practice, we want to inspire them.”

The importance of exploring what drives you to teach

While we might come to teaching with lofty goals of enlightening the world, that may not be our only motivation. We may feel a responsibility to keep a particular tradition alive, serve a unique population, or practice right livelihood.

“Hopefully our primary goal is to serve people, and I think for many of us, that’s what motivates us….Our lives are so transformed we just really want to share it.”

The significance of challenge in our own practice

If we have a consistent practice, we’ve likely faced challenges and hardship along our journey. This experience allows us to help others through the same difficulties. Also, we can only sit with the pain of others to the extent we’ve worked through our own pain. As teachers, we’re often asked to heal others, but fixing can be a form of aversion.

“The capacity to hear people’s pain … without having to fix it, that’s what allows me/ allows you to hear your own wisdom.”

Holding space for differences

Group facilitation skills and our personal practice help us remain grounded when dealing with shy or dominant students, or those in a group who are undergoing crises. Being patient, open and educated is also important when it comes to holding space for those with varying life experiences.

“Each of us, particularly white people, really have a responsibility to educate ourselves around racism.”

What you teach depends on who you teach

What you might teach depends on who you are teaching. That said, there are foundational topics worth teaching to everyone. Kevin offers a list of basic and advanced mindfulness topics we might present to students. It’s also useful to spend time defining mindfulness itself and the importance of letting go.

“Here I am telling people how to let go, or how to let go of control, and instead they’re always asking me, how can I control, how can I control my mind. And I keep telling them that’s not what I’m teaching you, I’m teaching you how to be with the experience, not to fix it.”

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Who we teach and where influences the topics we choose and what we might need additional training in. For example MBSR training is particularly helpful for working in hospitals or helping clients manage depression and anxiety. But if you’re teaching mindfulness to children, your training will be different. Kevin offers suggestions on how to get started as a teacher and emphasizes leaning on your own personal practice as a guide.

“This is just an ongoing process of trying to understand what’s the most helpful way to teach. And that’s meant for me, always, first and foremost, my own practice.”

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How often do we bring sustained gentle awareness to the head? What do we notice when we tune into all the different areas of our face and head? Is there room to soften any tension we come across?

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Tuning Into Heart and Belly – Guided Meditation With Sean Fargo

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Sean Fargo leads a gentle body scan meditation before inviting us to tune in with greater attention to the heart and the belly. This practice invites us to note the different types of energy and sensations present in these two areas of the body.

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