This is a topic that is particularly close to my heart (no pun intended!).
It’s very well put; we need to support and create communities of all sorts (and specially schools) where the whole person gets honored, nurtured, supported and stimulated. We have for a long time now put a lot of emphasis on the left side of our brain; reasoning, detail oriented, language, numbers and it’s gotten us to the point where we have a hard time with our right hemisphere; big picture, color, music, fluidity etc. etc. We value language and math over most everything else, and we force children and adults to learn these skills in a way that doesn’t work for everyone.
If we can bring back ‘the heart’ and teach from heart-centered- learning (applied to learning all skills) learning is natural, intuitive, inspiring and empowering. That is what I envision for our schools, our communities and the world at large!
Thanks to the Heart Math Institute – you folks are awesome!!!
This is what we are teaching our children? And we think that leads to happy, healthy, independent, secure, stable, engaged, responsible and inspired adults? I don’t think so………. I can’t imagine growing up with this type of horrible activities (practicing for a lock-down) – we just breed fear and more fear. I think we need to re-think as a society how we’re handling the violence that seems so prevalent – I don’t claim to have the solution, however I don’t think we’re on the ‘right’ track!
Fear is very debilitating to our brain – it doesn’t make us think creatively, outside the box, with new ideas and awareness. We just end up functioning from our very basic fight/flight mechanism – no learning happens there…….
I hope we can come up with a different approach to all this very very soon.