Day 306 – Training my mind to be focused and stay there has been a challenging endeavor. After years of focus on the mat and through movement in genearl, through asana and crossfit and dance, losing track of time, being absorbed in the physical experience, being no longer connected to everyday concerns has been paramount, and mostly fairly easy. Rolf explains that this is because “when we are doing something we truly love, we cannot help but give ourselves to it wholeheartedly.”
In the classroom, for our students with attention-challenges, this is applicable, too. If dharana, concentration, is a “byproduct of love,” as Rolf suggests, then dharana is not only the pathway to our spirit, but also to learning. Creating a timeless space where we have clarity should be my goal–in my own life, and perhaps, too, in my classroom for my students.