“Where does the name “Mindful Michi” come from?
Being mindful is the practice of focusing on whatever we are doing at a particular moment; paying close attention to our surroundings, thoughts, actions, and emotions.
The Japanese character for michi (road) is used for traditional arts like tea ceremony (茶道), ikebana flower arranging (華道), and kendo (剣道). It symbolizes the idea that you continue down the path to improvement without ever reaching an end; You just do your best every step of the way, and enjoy your journey mindfully.
Mindful Michi is the journey to a better lifestyle. Each of us is on a different journey. The road we choose and the pace we take aren’t important. We just have to keep moving in the right direction.
There’s so much information out there about mindfulness. There are so many teachers, and so many teachings. I have been studying and practicing mindfulness from the multitude of teachers since 2013, and have since learned to use these mindful techniques to, not only change my life for the better through retraining my brain to think in a more positive and meaningful way, but I have been using it in the classroom and through volunteer activities since 2015. With mindfulness, the goal is simple: to stop running and start healing. We all have situations where negative thoughts arise in our subconscious and affect our ability to reach our potential. The same is true for cases in which we study or learn something new.
Organic English and Tutoring are designed to incorporate mindfulness techniques into study, as well as into how it is taught. My goal is to help you learn to overcome emotional and societal roadblocks. The specific subject and the specific individual are considered every step of the way in order to decrease anxiety, increase positive thinking and maximize the potential of each student.
A few mindful quotes:
“Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi
“We can change the world and make it a better place. It is in your hands to make a difference.” – Nelson Mandela
“We have the choice to use the gift of our life to make the world a better place—or not to bother.” – Jane Goodall
“If I can change and you can change, maybe the whole world can change.” —Rocky (from Rocky IV, hehe ^_~)
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