After this project, I aspire to…
- take deep breaths more frequently
- develop my own clear definition of interbeing
- intertwine the materials that I have learned into my own daily life and the spaces that I work in
- be just as forgiving to myself as I am towards other people
- experience the world for what it is and not based upon how I’ve drawn and colored within its lines
- embrace the wisdom that growth is never linear, never lonesome, and neverending
- use interbeing to think about my daily actions
- look beyond hegemonic cultures to learn more about interbeing and its applications
- take care of my body and suffering
- to relearn my native tongue in hopes it will reconnect me to my roots,
- to learn my family history to better understand my ancestors,
- to build reciprocal connections with the Tongva people and the Tongva land I am hosted on,
- to appreciate the relationships I have to their fullest extent.
- reduce unneeded consumption
- stick to my practice even when leaving the umbrella/support of this class
- be more reflective about my own practices and relationships.
- spend intentional time each day with Mthat other Earth.
- think more deeply about the ways in which I already am practicing interbeing.
- explore interbeing more thoroughly with time.
- remember that I am not alone in practicing mindfulness and interbeing.
- to continue to see beauty in all things.
For all participants, I hope…
- that our paths can cross again after this class is done.
- that we can continue practicing mindfulness in our daily lives.
- for moments of joy and inner and outer harmony.
- that as we continue to love and help others, we can receive the same in kind
- for grounding, acceptance, and peace within our own lives and our own communities.
- we accept and forgive ourselves for past mistakes,
that the harm regretfully done to others can be opportunities for reflection and
understanding for us to heal.
- that we can think of each other from time to time, as figures of the present, not the past, and that we can smile when we do
- that our pain and suffering can be recycled into nourishment, and
we will allow ourselves to transform our pain, anger, and resentment into compost.