Plainfield North High School
May 17, 2021
ARK Daily Calm
Reclaiming Emotions (Tamara Levitt, Calm)
It can take a lifetime to learn how to handle our emotions. Growing up many of us were taught that certain emotions are wrong. Perhaps that anger was bad, that joy was uncivilized or that it wasn’t ok to cry. So, instead of accepting our emotions we learned to push them away.
As we practice mindfulness, we learn that there are no wrong or right emotions. So rather than categorizing them we can try viewing our feelings like clouds. When we look up at the sky, we don’t judge the clouds as good or bad. We simply notice how this one moves quickly, that one is big and billowy and that one is a long stripe of white that stretches off to the horizon. The clouds are just clouds. We allow them to be.
So, in the same way, see if it is possible to observe your emotions without judgement, make room for them, allow them to pass through you, evolve into something else or just dissolve. With a greater understanding and acceptance of your emotions your thoughts and actions will come from a place of deeper wisdom and clarity.
As Mr. Rogers said, “There’s no should or should not when it comes to having feelings. They’re a part of who we are, and their origins are beyond our control.”
PNHS Sideline Cheer Team
Interested in joining the PNHS Sideline Cheer Team for the Fall 2021 season? Please fill out the Fall 2021 Cheer Tryout Information google form located on our twitter account (@PNHS_Cheer) (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfRwnxgCmHDT3AudCmz0tbF-T0IsOobBJXRhCX_SflqJivD6Q/viewform?usp=sf_link). Tryouts will take place Tuesday, May 25 and Wednesday, May 26 from 4pm-6pm. If you have any questions, please contact the PNHS Cheer Coaching Staff at email@example.com. Hope to see you soon!
PLAINFIELD YOUNG LIFE SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION:
WHERE: Timber Wolf Lake
WHEN: 06/28/2021 - 07/02/2021
Departure: Monday, June 28th early morning
Return: Friday, July 2nd, late evening
COST: $660, a deposit of $60 is required to hold your spot.
Refund Policy: We can provide a full refund up until May 15th. After this date, we can only refund any amount paid over $140. Fundraising in an option and easy! Just reach out to Jen Dunham for more information.
For questions and concerns about the camp trip, contact Jen at Jennifmay@sbcglobal.net.
For questions about payment, registration, & health form, contact Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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