So, I had a “nudge” today to post about this.
I work in a public school and a few months ago our Director of Curriculum put out a call for 5 people to go to a conference on Mindfulness that is being held at a local university near us. I have read a lot of information about Mindfulness and, in scanning the program, it was focused on helping our students to release stress and anxiety and focus on the positive of the moment. I have had success in my life in re-engaging with some Christ-centered mindfulness practices (i.e. the rosary, crochet, word puzzles, etc) and there is a lot of positive literature about mindfulness in general. I shot off a quick reply that I would be interested. I didn’t really expect to be chosen (as I am not a teacher, but rather the speech therapist who works to support both students and staff through both small group sessions for students and also by co-teaching classes with teachers for other types of students). Anyway, I got picked and I was pleased. As the time drew closer, however, I began to feel a bit of doubt. In reviewing some information on line, there are some very legitimate cautions to using mindfulness as a practicing Catholic.
So, I ask that you pray for me today, if you would be so kind. Pray for me that, even in this secular world where I can’t say His name, that I can still learn about and pass on any information that will help others to live in His present and to know their worth in His eyes. Pray for me, also, that I will be able to take what is pleasing to Him and leave what is not.