A few weeks ago, we published an article about poetry: we wanted show you how to focus on studies in a different, more funny and effective way! If you study a foreign language you like, it’s easier to focus on studies since you are interested in what you are learning (not just because you have to do it, but because you want to do it!)
And then, some days ago, I received this “dailyom” about poetry and meditation and I thought that it was the best combination for learning.
You can read the dailyom directly on this link
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BEING TOTALLY PRESENT IN WHAT YOU ARE DOING
According to this article, imagine creating a poem and being totally absorbed and focused in the reading: the same happens when you are meditating! Poetry and meditation enable you to be totally present in what you are doing. Being aware and mindful lets us live better and learn better. Our brain will be immersed in a propitious environment to work fluently, in a zen way, as if it was aligned with something bigger than us that drive and inspire us.
“Like other forms of meditation, writing poetry requires that you stay fully present during the process, rather than focusing on any outcome. In doing so, you release any inhibitions or ideas of “what needs to happen,” so that your thoughts can flow freely through you. When you write poetry, you are able to see the reflections of your innermost self-imprinted on a page.”
Indeed every kind of art can help us to remove stress and feel full of life: think about how you feel while dancing, painting, acting and so on: wouldn’t it be amazing to learn Italian this way?
Why not?? Try to write down your Italian poem: not excelling in Italian grammar or having reduced vocabulary isn’t important!!! Of course expressing your emotions would be easier if you could choose between a wider variety of words; but at first, having less choices makes it easier to write.
WRITE YOUR ITALIAN POEM WITHOUT LOGICAL PATH
Therefore, close your eyes, take a deep breath and leave yourself free to feel emotions in this moment exactly: which words or verbs do describe them? Use basic Italian vocabulary, it doesn’t matter!! What is important is letting the inspiration flow!! As you can read in the article mentioned before, “sculpting your thoughts into a poem can take you on a journey where your conscious mind is momentarily cast adrift”. For a foreign language learning, it is sometimes good to abandon our logical paths: give us the permission to let our analogical brain speak!
Try to meditate before writing your first Italian poem…
Share your creation with us and you’ll receive the translation of your favourite poem (starting from translation tools for languages that we don’t know!!!)
WRITING A POEM AND MEDITATING HAVE SIMILAR BRAIN BENEFITS: WRITE YOUR ITALIAN POEM AND LEARN ITALIAN AS IF YOU WERE MEDITATING!