as a yoga teacher-in-training, i would have to tell you meditation. to take time with yourself and become one with the Universe. meditation refers to the practice of stillness of the body and the mind. this can be sitting quietly and focusing on the flame of a candle (and releasing stress) or just breathing.
as a teacher, i would tell you to plan. get a planner. i recently got a passion planner and it has a bunch of resources on how to plan, they even have free calendars on their site available for download!
once you have figured out how you want to tribute to the greater good of our society, you have to have a plan. ask the Universe for guidance. allow yourself to be guided so that you can complete your task.
well this one is pretty self explainatory- you screenshot, you retweet, you create content for reposting.
what should i be reposting? anything that helps the movement- information on current events, mistakes in information, resources and history.
try your best to ensure that information is accurate so that you are passing along good information. view material from a critical perspective- who is writing this, who is their audience, what’s the goal of this piece and what is it telling me? by using the 5 W’s and H (who, what, when, where, why and how), you can critically analyze any piece.
this amazing book is a great resource that discusses mindset shifts and how to create a life you want to live. her positive affirmations and mindset can be used to shift your mind to focus on what you can contribute to help the issue.
studying racism, actively working to dismantle it, and listen to authentic experiences, are some of the few things i’ve seen as “tips” to solve issues.
i like to believe that right now our world is trying to heal, but in order to heal, you have to know what’s wrong.
what’s wrong with america, as well as pretty much the world, is that there is this idea that black people don’t matter.
that our presence is unnecessary and that our lives are disposable.
so as we protest and gather and try to come up with solutions, where do we go?
how do we heal?
we make a plan- we research, we investigate and we figure out ways to support ourselves. your cup needs to be full to be able to support others. find ways to support yourself. yoga and therapy have helped me a lot.
we invest- we find avenues to support others. what activist work is being done in your area? how can you get involved locally? how can invest in your community?
we repost- we use social media and other forms of communication to get the word out. we share what we have learned with others.
we recenter- our priority needs to be on the health of ourselves and our community. what is your profession doing to support this issue? service to the community is a commitment. how can you commit? is it volunteering? is it teaching so our youth are educated properly?