One Thing At a time

one thing at a time

This may seem like an easy practice but it essential to being on task- open to the present moment and receptive to the information nature is providing you right now. Most of the time. we think, and in that dream we believe that we are attending… however.. if the mind is making comments, or subtling shifting from liking to disliking the task.. that cloud of words and feelings actually block your availablity.

Try a simple task such as chopping carrots. As you place the knife against the skin of the carrot- what really happened? How does the carrot feel in your fingers?  Is it cool, soft, rigid ? Does the carrot snap or do the cell part when the blade touches it. Is there a sound? How much pressure is needed? Where does the sound come from, the carrot or the surface at the bottom.

When we are really challenged by a task and go deeply into it. We are able to solve problems and recognize appropriate strategies with that sustained concentration. It amount to bringing your self back and back again to that one thing. But it is far from stagnant. that space , place contains the entire universe.

I once fell in

to the point where

infinity begins

at the tip of a needle

the sky opened up

an moutained yielded to

the still core

of he who is the watcher

But I

was frightened by the light

and gasped

I don’t know why




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Welcome to Cognitive Yoga

Teaching students

to use their minds well” ( Ted Sizer)


Here’s what you’ll discover soon…….

  • Creating a Good Environment
  • Greeting Students
  • Wholesome Class Rules
  • Ways and whys for organization
  • Three great states of energy
  • Consolidating Learning
  • Motivating discouraged kids.



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