The Practice of Community.
Being a First Responder has different duties. The “Practice of Community”, such as serving and protecting, is part of them.
By serving and protecting your community you learn more every day. You learn about patience, persistence, and relationship building. Also, you learn about the diversities and tensions always present in a community.
The Practice of Community. Its deep meaning.
The practice of community has indeed the broadest sense. And you need to take it into account for a better understanding of your life and who you are.
Patricia Ikeda, Buddhist, and secular mindfulness teacher and anti-racism activist, says:
“The practice of community, is more than including beyond all people, even all beings. It means including all thoughts, all emotions, all realities — the bad as well as the good”.
You can listen to some of Ikeda’s podcasts here
Embrace the moment because the only way out of it is the way through. This is the deep meaning of the practice of community.
It would help if you went through your inner landscape. You need to dive into your inner dimension. There you will find your emotions, hopes, undefeatable fears, and doubts.
There is no other way to move forward than to look within your “community”. Without rejecting anything.
This is the practice of “omitting none”.
As Rumi said:
“This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor…Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.“
The new year is born and normally we make commitments for the next 12 months. Be focused on the gains and not on the gaps then. Embrace the community within yourself; all sensations and emotions that will manifest; all your failures, your mistakes, and your pains.
You will feel them because you are alive. A good way to start your new year and rejoice in this journey called life.
Practicing mindfulness, the moment-to-moment presence, helps your self-control.
It increases your tolerance and enhances your emotional intelligence.
It improves the ability to relate to others with kindness, acceptance, and compassion.
This is why meditation is one of the “segments” of FRY The Method.
Our CEO Julia Long is available to offer Mindfulness Sessions for your Workplace. She is a certified Mindfulness Facilitator with Mindful Leader.
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