Our education narrative should be full of experiential discovery with the intention of mindfulness. An active learning journey is a powerful one—finding meaning, igniting trends, creating movements, or just changing the conversation for the greater good. True education needs attention, and teaching with mindfulness explores a future of learning with intention, awareness and curiosity so that we strive for mental, physical, and social wellbeing as a society. We find similar themes through stories, and we learn by doing. Mindfulness is at work when we stay focused on the present, and bring moments of our discovery in everything we do.
If you are a teacher at any level, mindfulness may be a valuable ally in so many different aspects of your work and calling. It may also satisfy something deep within yourself that hungers for authenticity, connectivity, and a creativity that emerges as more than the sum of its individual components. It is profoundly satisfying indeed to feel the love of learning and a sense of adventure in discovery come alive in the classroom and see it manifest in your students’ work and lives through the cultivation of mindfulness. As teachers, we live for this. - Jon Kabat-Zinn, Mindfulness for Beginners