This week I had a great learning community and felt as though I contributed to the discussion as much as I could. After reading the ‘YES’ article I had a lot to think about concerning my stance on the argument and the information I took away from the reading. While reading through I decided I disagreed with a lot of the points the author made. Because I was on the opposite side of the argument it was hard for me to follow along let alone take something from it. Although I didn’t agree with the authors point of view I still appreciated the topic of debate because I had never been introduced to it. Now that I have, I don’t think globalization is sustainable. During our breakout session I was glad to see the other ‘YES’ person in my group agreed with my view as well. We all shared our points and concerns effectively and I feel as though I gained a lot from it. I need to do more research on globalization but I am thrilled that these are the types of discussions we have in class. It’s hard for me to tune in to my other classes, not because they are interesting, because I feel like there are more important things to be talking about at this moment in time.
My mindfulness practice this week was incredible. I typically try to meditate at least 3-5 times a week, so now that it was my homework I was able to do it everyday as I intended to when I first started. Also, I incorporated the ‘Insight Timer” app to my meditation practice and it was a whole new experience for me. Since I have been practicing for some time now it’s easy for me to think of nothing now when I am in a clear headspace, especially in the morning. So this week I tried to only think of one thing. Whether it was an idea, a person, or even a virtue, for example patience. All positive things of course, but I tried to allow them to consume me and to fully take over my focus. I am a certified day dreamer and I could think all day just for fun. Although, sometimes what i come up with in my mind is just that: a dream. As I am getting older and growing more mature I am realizing i have spent a majority of my time and energy wishing or dreaming of things i want or want to accomplish. This is beneficial in terms of manifesting but in the real world I can’t have my head in the sky. I am blessed to have grown up in an environment where it is okay to dream and to dream big, but now I am at a point in my life where I have all the cards, I just need to find out how to play them. It’s a terrifying being and at a delta of life in a sense where there are so many paths or directions you can take but the challenge is picking which one. Luckily in the end each path will lead to the same river and I need to just sit back and enjoy the journey.