Kids User Guide to a Human Life

a book series offering 9 to 12 year-olds fun, practical information on how to live a life with less stress and more joy

New Mindful Monday :: Remember the Aliveness of Life


CH1IMG4People are rivers, always ready to move from one state of being into another. It is not fair, to treat people as finished beings. Everyone is always becoming and unbecoming. – Kathleen Winter

Today, begin to pay attention to your senses.

They are bringing in a continuous changing stream of sensations and experiences.

What your eyes see is never really the same—shifting light and shadows, changing colors and hues.

Your nose brings in an always-changing smellscape from the moment you awaken—smells from your breakfast, the shower, the breeze on your way to school.

Sounds are always fluctuating as they enter your ears—loud, soft, high and low.

Tastes are continually arriving and disappearing from your tongue—sweet, sour, spicy, bland.

Your skin is constantly bringing in sensations from your environment—clothes, weather and the embrace from a loved one.

A river of experience and sensation is continually pouring through you and your senses.

Practice :: When you notice your Inner Attention caught in a solid-feeling story being spun by your Chattering Mind, allow some of the aliveness that is pouring through your senses into your attention.

Inquire :: What happens to the story when you allow the aliveness of the moment into your attention? Is there more space? More patience? More compassion? More wisdom?

Keep Practicing and Inquiring and Pay Attention to what unfolds…

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