Like many of you, I am watching the events in central and eastern Europe with a mixture of shock and horror. It is difficult to know how to feel, and I find I’m watching the rise and fall of all kinds of feelings in my heart and mind. My body holds the tension, as though I am bracing for impact. Perhaps you can feel that too?
And it is 100% certain that some of the people in our little mindfulness community are not feeling this from a distance, but rather they are there in the midst of the bombs, bullets, fear, and confusion. Some of you are in the Ukraine. And some of you are in Russia. I have been so moved by messages from people on both sides of that border – thank you so much for reaching out...
During the 2020/21 COVID19 pandemic, Chris Goto-Jones started writing periodic emails to the participants of the MOOC DeMystifying Mindfulness on Coursera and FutureLearn. Following requests to put them all in one place, they are reproduced here.