Gratitude List / 2 minutes of appreciation: Kids are so darn cute. They make you smile in so many ways. To the way they view the world, the way they giggle, their honesty about things that we as adults learn to hide and repress, and their total openness and innocence and ignorance of all the should's that govern social interactions. I also love their resilience and puzzlement of how seriously we take everything and am reminded always to lighten up around them. They are so endlessly entertaining to watch, and so fun to interact with. There are so many times that they make some comment that makes you totally bust a gut. Also because I work with both kids and adults, I am amazed at the rapidness of the changes kids make when they are shown a different way. There is no clinging or not wanting to let go of something that is not working. There is less "crustiness" in the brain. One of my little clients' littler sister insisted on sitting in on our session today and while I was doing a process called Navel Radiation on her brother, she came up to him and covered his eyes and said, "Pink-a-boo!" Of course this little one is obsessed with pink so naturally, "peek a boo " is "pink a boo". Her brother and I were giggling as she did it over and over again.
Changing the brain is the new frontier to changing your life. I am not only the practitioner but also a continual client. My own brain as well as those who entrust me with their brains, never ceases to amaze me in its capacity to change, re-learn, and create!