When people I come across on the internet criticise Facebook, and the time people like us spend on it, I remind them of this…
It is because I post my material on Facebook, my writings, teachings and thoughts, that I was contacted by Amanda Baker of Blueprint 22 last year, about teaching meditation and mindfulness to a group of young transgender people at FaceValue / Blueprint.
It is because of that conversation, that on Monday, 5 young people and 3 youth workers, will complete their first 8 week course of training in meditation and mindfulness for health and wellbeing. In this time, I have seen them grow and bloom as meditators, and the changes it has seeded in their lives will be far reaching and much needed.
It has been an honour and a pleasure to work with them all, and for this high risk group of our world community, it can be a life saver. This is just a beginning, a delicate seedling.
Tell this story to anyone who tells you Facebook is a waste of time.
Don't listen to them, they're trampling on seedlings, while we're planting them.
Certificate to be presented to students on the above mentioned course, this Monday, in a formal ceremony.