Seeing Things as They Really Are: The Practice of Mindfulness

Presented by: Jessica Croker

We often “see through a glass darkly,” not really seeing the reality of the beauty and miracle of our moment-to-moment existence. We are often lost in thoughts—rehashing a past we can’t change or fretting about a future that is not yet here. Living with mindfulness—attention to the present moment and heartfulness—and operating from a place of kindness and compassion are tools that help us understand that the unbidden voices in our heads that compare and criticize us don’t define us. We don’t have to believe everything they say. This class will introduce tools to help us create new thought patterns based on truth and the reality of our divine nature so that we can see things as they really are and what our deepest, most fundamental needs are.

For a limited time, anyone can stream the full audio file for free! Simply login to begin listening.
After the promotional period, you can continue listening by getting an Audio Library subscription.


Jessica Croker is the mother of six children and has been homeschooling for at least twenty years. She is a registered yoga teacher, has a BFA in Fine Art from Utah State University, and is currently working on a master’s degree in art therapy and counseling through Saint Mary of the Woods College. Throughout her homeschooling career she’s operated from the belief that creativity is an essential part of our divine nature and a key way in which we experiment with and use our agency in this world. She has created a home full of art supplies and piles of kid-made projects, taught many homeschool co-op classes, and has graduated a few kids who are off to college. The Croker family lives in the woods with two cats, a gecko, and chickens in Manassas, VA.

Create an Account

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.