I want to take you back to a time in my childhood. I totally love childhood memories; from memory I was around 9 to 10 years of age. I used to love reading what we know now as the classics of today, my absolute favourites where Alice in Wonderland and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. I used to love reading and going into the storyline and recreate every bit of it in my mind.
I interacted with the story as if I was Alice in Wonderland, exploring all of the adventures that Alice went on, meeting the people along the way, truly connecting with them and getting to know them. Then watching them develop their character of who they where even deeper. All of the characters ended the journey in a different place to where they started. Where they surprised at the ending of the journey along the yellow brick road? or Was the ending the perfect ending for them?
In the story The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe when Lucy went into the wardrobe and came out into the magical land of Narnia. Was Lucy expecting the adventures that she would go on or meeting the people that she met along the way, in the land of Narnia. How did those people or experiences shape her life? Then she had to convince her brothers and sisters that she was not living in her imagination but it was totally real.
When I was reading the books, I was in a total place of quietness, a total place of focussing on each of the different adventures. Can being totally absorbed in reading and recreating the scenes be mindfulness and meditation?
Mindfulness is the art of focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings and thoughts.
Meditation is the art of focussing one’s mind for a period of time, in silence or being in a state of relaxation.
To be able to truly recreate the story scenes, my mind was focussed, with the unconscious mind fully absorbed in recreating the story and the conscious mind being in total silence. After going on the adventures of recreating the stories in my mind I was always relaxed and ready for another new adventure.
There would also be some surprising thoughts or understanding of my self as a result of being in the recreating space.
I would love you to explore this wonder….is it time for you to read Alice in Wonderland or The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe..
Could this be your new mindfulness and meditation practice? It really is fun….
What Alice in Wonderland taught me was to be curious about life.
As a child I became so curious. until I was just like Alice in Wonderland
Just like Alice in Wonderland, I was a naturally inquisitive child.
As I got older, I became even more curious about:
How do we think?
How do we develop emotions?
Are we capable of raising, centring and lowering our energy?
And how is all of THIS connected to the experiences that we have each day?
As I got older, my curiosity turned to fascination.
I fell in love with psychology; the study of the human mind and behaviour.
The more I studied the more I learnt.
The more I learnt, the more I studied
The more I worked with young people and saw the results I could give them, the more I wanted to share my gifts.
Years later, this curiosity is what has led to my creating what I truly love doing and that is connecting with people, for them to explore how they can truly connect with themselves.
Are these books, books of self-discovery?
I’ve had the pleasure of working with lots of families and young people, to discover their yellow brick road or the land of Narnia.
If you’re curious like me then I’d love to invite you to explore my website www.thetommiconnection.com.au
When was the last time you were truly curious about something?
When have you transformed your dreams into reality?
What is your dream for the future?
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