ALL HANDS ON DECK

Lorena Monda, one of our senior Sheng Zhen teachers, has shared these words of wisdom to help guide us with Sheng Zhen spirit. You may find more on the FaceBook page All Hands On Deck. As a community there is something we can do every day to help create a loving, peaceful world in which everyone feels safe.

“Many of us feel a sense of alarm and urgency at the state of our nation and our planet and the beings on it. Fear activates a strong response in us—to fight, flee or freeze (go numb). Mindfulness is a powerful tool that can transform our fear into effective action.
Let us know what you are doing….No action is too small.

Our Principles
We are all affected by the state of the world. Through mindful Cultivation, Participation, and Connection, we can each make a difference in our own small way.

Cultivate
At a time when the material resources of the planet are being consumed at an alarming rate, it is time to mindfully cultivate and activate the nonmaterial resources that lie within each of us. These resources are our gifts to ourselves, to others, and to the planet. They help us deal with what life brings. Each of us has something to give. Here are some of examples of nonmaterial resources:
Caring. Clarity. Communication. Commitment. Compassion. Connectedness. Courage. Creativity. Dedication. Determination. Empathy. Fairness. Faith. Flexibility. Focus. Forgiveness. Gentleness. Gratitude. Happiness. Harmony. Honesty. Hope. Insight. Inspiration. Integration. Integrity. Joy. Justice. Kindness. Love. Loyalty. Mindfulness. Nurturance. Openness. Participation. Patience. Peace. Perseverance. Power. Protectiveness. Prudence. Purpose. Responsibility. Sensitivity. Simplicity. Sincerity. Solidity. Steadfastness. Strength. Tenacity. Tenderness. Tolerance. Trust. Understanding. Willingness. Wisdom.

Participate
Make a commitment to do something every day. Everyone’s contribution is important. We are all in this together and each of us holds a piece of the solution.

Connect
What are YOU doing to make a difference? We want to know. Climb on board to join our crew. Send us an email (text, video, audio, whatever) to let us know what you are doing to make a difference. It doesn’t matter how big or small ~ so long as you are doing something!

The Time is NOW. Help Spread the Message:
ALL HANDS ON DECK!
Forward to your Facebook, send a Tweet to your friends, share the message through LinkedIn.
Ask everyone you know to get onboard.”

Please check out our teacher page and calendar to find a class. The Sheng Zhen practice gifts us with the tools to live a healthy, happy life – to stay calmly centered within, to have mental clarity, and balanced emotions.

Posted on November 14, 2016

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