Written For YST MINDFULNESS & MEDITATION BLOG
For our first Mindful Tool, I’d like to introduce the “Mind Jar” or “Calm Down Jar.” — The jar represents the mind; the glitter represents thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations. When we shake it up this represents when we are overwhelmed, stressed, upset, and/or overly excited to the point that we cannot see clearly. Our perception becomes cloudy. We can be more “reactive” to life from this place, as opposed to “responsive”. It can feel like there is a storm inside which makes us feel unsteady. To help balance and steady ourselves we can practice coming to our senses…literally…by focusing on one of our senses.