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Why do I talk about mindfulness so much? Why do I weave it into every class that I teach? What does mindfulness have to do with the Performing Arts anyway and why don’t I just stick to the “curriculum”?
The answer to these questions is simple: without mindfulness, nothing else matters. If we don’t love ourselves, we can’t love someone else. If we don’t understand our own humanity, we will fail to recognize the humanity in others. If we can’t live in our own bodies, and in our own moments, we will never create art from a place of authenticity.
When we read literature, study music, perform choreography, or explore a monologue, we are examining the human condition - the good, the bad, the ugly and the painstakingly beautiful.
When we know, love and care for ourselves deeply, we: