Practices to Try

Before you start the exercises for the next two weeks, get out that old-fashioned stuff called paper/journal/pad/tablet and something to write with other than a keyboard or chalk. The eye/hand/brain connection that we used when we first learned, still works and not only that, you can gain great information from looking hard at your hand writing. Is it timid? Is it strong? Is it messy and unreadable? What does the writing say about you as an older person?

The Practices that I will set out for you as an elder student will require your attention and intention and a ready heart for self exploration. These PRACTICES are relevant for any age group over age 15, but for us, the normal student mind-set may need to be pushed along until your muscle memory kicks in again.

This first one sets your intention

  1. Start this as a habit every morning: When you first awake, plan your attitude for the day. If you are not in a good place physically or mentally, at least agree with yourself to be neutral and not cause harm to other people. If you are in a good place, plan what contribution to the world you can make that day. (my suggestion is to jot something down about the attitude for the day on a sticky note and see how you did before dinner)

I will be back in a day or two to give you the next practice

 

Smile and carry on

Joanna

 

 

 

 

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Author: furloughbaby

I am an elder working toward extraordinary. A retired professional, I teach classes at Colorado Free University and enjoy my family.

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