Using Mindfulness and Imagination In Teaching the Story From Day One
In my class The Story From Day One, I combined the written myth with mindfulness and imagination practices to increase engagement and access more depth of meaning.
We often teach myths as merely literature, divorced from the cultural, spiritual, and historical context. But we pay a price for this approach. It limits the depth of meaning students can derive from their study. Combine this with the narrow focus on the now that social media can foster, and students easily feel isolated on an island of self, cut off not only from their contemporaries, but from a sense of the continuity of life. They have little grasp of how their lives today emerge from yesterday. Mindfulness practices can help change that.