When was the last time you scribbled? I mean really scribbled with abandonment. When was the last time you allowed yourself to cut loose and do something as childish as scribbling? Well, today may be the day you need to cut loose again.
Scribbling can serve many purposes. It can be an aerobic activity that has the ability to release bottled-up energy and emotions, or it can be a reflective, mindfulness activity that helps you get calmer, clearer, and more centered. Scribbling can stimulate your senses through the use of color, making you feel more alive and vibrant. You can also use it purposely to cross the midline.
If you scribble with each hand individually you can practice activating individual hemispheres of your mind. If you scribble with both hands together, you can encourage both hemispheres to work together as a team. If you dare to scribble with your feet, besides probably laughing a lot, you can activate all four limbs, which is what Rudolph Steiner talked about in his educational philosophy that is the corner stone of Waldorf education. Finally, I think scribbling helps both young and old drop the need to be perfect, not take things so seriously, and become more present in the moment. That is a lot from just a small box of crayons!
Just Scribble, the first activity in the ICWIB program is a great way to reconnect with the joys and power of scribbling.
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