Resilience is the quality of bouncing back, which we usually associate with children. When a child falls, he may experience trauma & pain in the moment, but it is much easier for him to come back to the present, and continue playing, whereas as adults, we have to work much harder at bouncing back from set-backs, pain and trauma. Perhaps we need to learn from children about resilience rather than teaching them how to be more afraid, more suspicious and more mistrusting of life. I found resilience at a very young age through connecting my breath with music & dance. It used to soothe my emotional pain like nothing else did, and I kept it as my little secret from the world, because where I grew up it was not acceptable for a boy to speak about emotional pain. Now, as an adult I call this resource “Breath~Intelligence”, and the resilience of transforming misery & oppression to joy oxygen & ease – MOJOE. I teach the experience of finding your ‘MOJOE – resilient child’ through The BREAZE, a five step moving meditation which you can practice daily by yourself & with family, with co-workers & with children, where ever you are, or whatever you do. It would be my pleasure to help you develop a daily practice of the BREAZE.
On Saturday, October 11, 7:30–9:00 pm, I will be presenting
It will be part of “The Resilient Child” a weekend workshop led by Drs. Patricia Gerbarg & Dr. Richard Brown. To register to this workshop go Kripalu.org
Samuel Jakob Kirschner, voice of the BREAZE