Activate the Brain’s Compassion for Fun and Inspiration
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What will you do for COMPASSION and it’s handmaiden FUN this week? How might you spawn an interactive CARE and KINDNESS today? Will your week look more like the pig or the dog in this video?
I started a KINDNESS project with my grandchildren and an interactive brain based COMPASSION curriculum emerged with dozens of challenges, activities and adventures kids enjoy doing when prompted! Have you experienced the magic of KINDNESS that rewards you most when you give it away – just as when you are given its care?
Did you know that your brain comes equipped for kind and compassionate acts? Or that we can prime our compassion kit in ways that ignite projects and challenges that change and improve our lives?
The very act of compassion alters our mental chemistry in delightful ways that also help us to build on wonder and hope!
It’s deliberate and it’s worth the effort and talent it takes in any group. Teens, for example, love to create a kindness and compassion board to include challenges they’d like others to see in them!
We pass around a KINDNESS card in our circles as a talking stick like the one below, and have participants of any age share a kind deed they did or received. Within minutes energy rises as kindness become manifest and modeled in many stories.
Kindness is both an art and a science and its rigor offers mindfulness to those who participate in kind activities.
Together we can ride the magic carpet of kindness and discover its gifts of mindfulness so that we transform a special day or week into fun, brain based adventures.