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Breathe In: Children's Songs for Mindfulness and Awareness

by Lianne Bassin

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1.
Thoughts, thoughts, thoughts Floating through my mind Just like clouds floating through the sky That cloud looks like a puppy It’s so tiny and funny Watch them pass up high Bye, bye thoughts Wave to the puppy bye, bye Thoughts, thoughts, thoughts Floating through my mind Just like clouds floating through the sky That cloud looks like a unicorn It has such a sparkly horn Watch them pass up high Bye, bye thoughts Wave to the unicorn bye, bye Thoughts, thoughts, thoughts Floating through my mind Just like clouds floating through the sky That cloud looks like ice cream Chocolate, vanilla, cookies and cream Watch them pass up high Bye, bye thoughts Wave to the ice cream bye, bye Thoughts, thoughts, thoughts Floating through my mind Just like clouds floating through the sky That cloud’s a sleeping dinosaur It’s so loud when it snores Watch them pass up high Bye, bye thoughts Shhhhh…don’t wake the dinosaur Wave to the dinosaur bye, bye Bye, bye, bye Bye, bye, bye Bye, bye, bye
2.
I am who I am (I trust myself) I am who I am (I am brave) I am who I am (I am so thankful) I look around and nobody looks exactly like me We all have eyes we all have mouths and noses and teeth Our bodies are different, they’re not the same My skin looks different than yours and that’s okay I am who I am (I am loving and kind) I am who I am (I accept myself) I am who I am (It’s okay to make mistakes) Do do do do do Just like the rainbow La da di da da Together we’re beautiful Yes, yes, yes We’re all beautiful My ideas are different than your ideas That’s okay I’ll listen to you with open ears Our brains are different, they’re not the same We all have different thoughts and that’s okay I am who I am (I believe in myself) I am who I am (I love being me) I am who I am (I have so many talents) I am who I am (I am a caring friend) I am who I am (I am so loved) I am who I am (I’m beautiful inside and out) Do do do do do Just like the rainbow La da di da da Together we’re beautiful Yes, yes, yes We’re all beautiful We’re all beautiful We’re all beautiful
3.
I Am 02:42
I am a flower I am a tree These things are in me I am the sun I am the sky In me these things lie I am the snow I am the mountain They are within I am the river I am the sea These things are in me I am the birds I am the butterflies In me these things lie I am the rain A fishes fin These things lie within I am a flower I am a tree These things are in me I’m a part of everything I see The world is part of me If I take care of all of all I see I take care of me
4.
Trees 02:07
The purple of the trees they speak to me The purple of the trees they speak to me And if they could walk out of their bodies Would they see in me what I see in trees? The grass under my feet they tickle me The grass under my feet they tickle me And if they could smile for a while Would they try and fly away to the sky? Look all around so much can be found Look all around so much can be found Look all around so much can be found The moon above me grins at me fondly The moon above me grins at me fondly And if it could bounce from star to star Do you think it would go very far? Look all around so much can be found Look all around so much can be found Look all around so much can be found
5.
I’m Mr. Bear and I don’t want to share Why does anybody even care? I’m Mr. Bear and I don’t want to share Why does anybody even care? Hey, Mr. Bear, it’s me the Blue Birdie A storm knocked down my tree I’m really hungry Hey, Mr. Bear, I know you never share But I have no home and I’d really love to eat I’m Mr. Bear and no I never share This food is mine I’ve collected it all year I’m Mr. Bear and no I will not share I’ve worked hard for my food, so there Oh Mr. Bear, can you find it in your heart To give a little tiny Birdie something? I know we’re different, and we aren’t really friends But you have so much and I have nothing And I’m tired And I’m cold And so sad I guess I’ll go Wait! I’m Mr. Bear and no I never share But you’re right I have so much to spare Here little Birdie take some food from me Wow, saying that, it makes me feel so happy I never thought that sharing was so easy Inside my heart it feels good to give to birdie Thank you Mr. Bear I am so happy Come Birdie and have a feast with me Now I won’t be so hungry Thank you Birdie, I helped you and you helped me
6.
Monkey Brain 03:31
When you wake up, can you just think about waking up? When you wake up, can you just think about waking up? Thoughts don’t you run away No, thoughts don’t you run away Don’t think about yesterday Yesterday’s already gone Tomorrow’s too far away It’s so hard I have monkey brain My brain’s like a monkey Swinging from branch to branch Thinking whenever I get the chance When you’re eating lunch, just think about eating When you’re eating dinner, just think about eating Thoughts don’t you run away No, thoughts don’t you run away Don’t think about yesterday Yesterday’s already gone Tomorrow’s too far away It’s so hard I have monkey brain My brain’s like a monkey Swinging from branch to branch Thinking whenever I get the chance I can’t stop swinging from branch to branch Thinking whenever I get the chance When you’re falling asleep, just think about sleeping When you’re falling asleep, just think about sleeping Thoughts don’t you run away No, thoughts don’t you run away Don’t think about yesterday Yesterday’s already gone Tomorrow’s too far away It’s so hard I have monkey brain My brain’s like a monkey Swinging from branch to branch Thinking whenever I get the chance I can’t stop swinging from branch to branch Thinking whenever I get the chance I can’t stop swinging from branch to branch Thinking whenever I get the chance
7.
Wishing Tree 02:10
One bird alone up in the wishing tree Smiled and said, “I wish a friend would join me” Two birds together in the wishing tree Smiled and said, “Oh, we wish we were three” Three birds together in the wishing tree Smiled and said, “Four we wish that we could be” Four birds together in the wishing tree Smiled and wished They could see a fifth birdie Five birds together in the wishing tree Wishing that all beings Everywhere were free They wished everyone opened their eyes to see That all creatures, humans, plants, animals, trees Could live happily In peace and harmony And could be as happy As five birds in the wishing tree
8.
How can we be kind to our friends? We can say nice words to them And when we say nice words to them It’s like giving them a big, big hug It’s like giving them a big, big hug But we can also hurt our friends If we say mean words to them And If we say mean words to them It’s like pushing them or hitting them It’s not being nice to them Let use lots of hugging words and never ever use hurting words Let use lots of hugging words and never ever use hurting words Instead of shouting, “Give me that!” How about, “Please may I have that when you are done?” Instead of screaming, “No! You can’t play with us!” How about, “Of course you can play! Anyone can play with us!” Instead of yelling, “Stop it!” When you don’t like something Say, “That’s bothering me, can you please stop?” Don’t forget to always say, “Thank you” when someone does something nice for you And always make sure to say, “Please” if you would like something Let use lots of hugging words and never ever use hurting words Let use lots of hugging words and never ever use hurting words How can we be kind to our friends? We can say nice words to them
9.
There is love inside my heart There is love inside my heart And I’m sending all this love To myself from my heart “Uh oh! Our love is spreading! Where is it spreading to?” “It’s spreading to my shoe!” There is love inside my shoe There is love inside my shoe And I’m sending all this love To you from my shoe And to myself from my heart “Uh oh! My love is spreading! Where is it spreading to now?” “Now the love is in my pinky!” There is love inside my pinky There is love inside my pinky And I’m sending all this love To my family from my pinky And to you from my shoe And to myself from my heart “Uh oh! Our loves is spreading! Where is it spreading to now?” “My knees!” There is love inside my knees There is love inside my knees And I’m sending all this love To the trees from my knees And to my family from my pinky And to you from my shoe And to myself from my heart “Uh oh! Our loves is spreading! Where is it spreading to now?” “Now the love is spreading to my eyes!” There is love inside my eyes There is love inside my eyes And I’m sending all this love To the butterflies from my eyes And to the trees from my knees And to my family from my pinky And to you from my shoe And to myself from my heart “Uh oh! Our love is spreading! Where is it spreading to now?” “My thumb!” There is love inside my thumb There is love inside my thumb And I’m sending all this love To everyone from my thumb And to the butterflies from my eyes And to the trees from my knees And to my family from my pinky And to you from my shoe And to myself from my heart “Uh oh, our love is spreading to our whole bodies now! We are so full of love. Let’s make sure to take this love with us wherever we go from now on!”
10.
Be Still 01:29
Be still Sit silently Being still you will be free Be still Silently sit Being still you will be free
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Chirp Chirp 01:49
12.
If all our voices If all our voices Come together Come together You can hear us You can hear us Yes, You can hear us Yes, You can hear us And if our voices And if our voices Become louder Become louder You can hear us You can hear us Even clearer Even clearer If all our voices If all our voices Come together Come together You can hear us You can hear us Yes, You can hear us Yes, You can hear us And if our voices And if our voices Become stronger Become stronger We can have We can have All of our dreams All of our dreams If all our voices Come together You can hear us Yes, you can hear us And if our voices Become stronger We can have All of our dreams All of our dreams We can do anything
13.
What do I feel? How do I feel? What does my body feel? What do I feel inside today? What do I feel inside today? Well, today I feel excited So I guess I should sit on a couch, right? Sit on a couch? Sit on a couch when I’m excited? No! My body wants to jump up and down I want to clap, I want to say, “Yay!” My excited body wants to jump today My excited body wants to jump today Well, today I feel sad So I guess I should pretend that I’m happy, right? Pretend that I’m happy, when I feel sad? No, I want comfort! My sad body wants a hug, I want comfort I want to cry, I feel heavy My sad body wants a hug today My sad body wants a hug today Well, today I feel angry So I guess I should say nothing, right? Say nothing? When I’m angry? That wouldn’t be good! My angry body wants to shout, I want to stomp, I want to say, “That’s not fair!” My angry body wants to shout today My angry body wants to shout today Well, today I feel lonely So I guess I should lock myself in my room, right? Lock myself in my room? When I’m feeling lonely? No! My lonely body wants to find a friend I want to play a game, I want to sing a song My lonely body wants to find a friend today My lonely body wants to find a friend today Well, today I feel happy So I guess I should smile at my friends, right? Smile? Really big? At my friends? Hmm… what do you think? I think that sounds like a great idea! My happy body wants to smile, really big It wants give a lot of hugs My happy body wants to smile today My happy body wants to smile today What do I feel? How do I feel? What does my body feel? What do I feel inside today? What do I feel inside today? What do I feel inside today? What do I feel inside today?
14.
Two of Us 01:24
Take my hand if you’re in trouble we’ll do it together Take my hand if you’re in trouble we’ll do it together Two of us is better than one With two of us we can do anything under the sun Take my hand if you’re in trouble we’ll do it together Take my hand if you’re in trouble we’ll do it together Two of us is better than one With two of us we can do anything under the sun Take my hand if you’re in trouble we’ll do it together Yes, we’ll do it together
15.
Check In 02:37
It’s time to check in Time to check in It’s time to check in Let’s begin Are you in your mind? You can choose how you feel, act, and think You’re in control of your emotions Are you in your mind? Listening to your own thoughts? Not the thoughts of others? Or are you out of your mind? Screaming, and fighting, and pushing, and biting? Or are you out of your mind? She’s right her toy is bigger and better Her toy is even wearing a sweater Are you in your mind? Believing in yourself? You can do whatever to you put your mind to Are you in your mind? Is your heart filled with love and respect for everyone? Even cockroaches? Ew! Or are you out of your mind? I can’t be what I want to be I’m not good at anything! Or are you out of your mind? Stepping on ants and spiders so small It doesn’t matter they’re tiny, they crawl Are you in your mind? Breathing in and breathing out, feel it in your heart and belly Are you in your mind? Right here, right now, in this very moment? Or are you out of your mind? I can’t catch my breath, I’ve been huffing and puffing And feel turkey stuffed with stuffing! Or are you out of your mind? Oh no! What do I need to do later? Yesterday I forgot to catch that alligator! Uh oh! Remember to check in Remember to check in Remember to check in As much as you can
16.
There were ten white doves Spreading their love One said, “I’m gonna fly away and give Mr. Fish some more food on his dish!” There were nine white doves Spreading their love One said, “I’m gonna fly away and give Ms. Goat a brand new coat!” There were eight white doves Spreading their love One said, “I’m gonna fly away and build Mr. Mouse a brand new house!” There were seven white doves Spreading their love One said, “I’m gonna fly away and knit Ms. Cat a warm winter hat!” There were six white doves Spreading their love One said, “I’m gonna fly away and help Mr. Bear fix his old chair!” There were five white doves Spreading their love One said, “I’m gonna fly away and give Ms. Ladybug a big, big hug!” There were four white doves Spreading their love One said, “I’m gonna fly away and bake Mr. Snake a yummy birthday cake!” There were three white doves Spreading their love One said, “I’m gonna fly away and give Ms. Duck some very good luck!” There were two white doves Spreading their love One said, “I’m gonna fly away and help Mr. Sheep put his kids to sleep!” There was one white dove Spreading her love She said, “I’m gonna stay right here and sing a happy song that everyone will hear!”
17.
Close your eyes and breathe in deep Think of a peaceful place where you’d like to be A place where you can feel safe and loved A place where you can be whatever you want Your peaceful place can be real or imagined Think of how you feel and what surrounds you Right now you feel calm and happy You can be whatever you want to be You can come back whenever you want Yes, you can come back whenever you want Look around and what do you see? What do you smell when you breathe in deep? What do you hear when you listen carefully? What can you touch when you reach out your hands? Your peaceful place can be real or imagined Think of how you feel and what surrounds you Right now you feel calm and happy You can be whatever you want to be You can come back whenever you want Yes, you can come back whenever you want Here you can relax You can be still Here you can breathe and be yourself Take a break, some time to be alone You can come here at school or at home Your peaceful place can be real or imagined Think of how you feel and what surrounds you Right now you feel calm and happy You can be whatever you want to be You can come back whenever you want Yes, you can come back whenever you want
18.
Thank You 03:36
I’m thankful for my hair, my ears and mouth, eyes, and nose Arms and legs, my fingers and my toes I’m thankful for my organs, my brain, and lungs, and heart My stomach and my skin, and that’s just a start Thank you body Thank you body For everything on the outside and inside I’m thankful for my family, my teachers, and my friends Thankful for my grandparents and cousins I’m thankful for the garbage men and the firefighters Crossing guards, police women, and bus drivers Thank you family Everyone in my community For everything you do for me I’m thankful for the grass, the dirt, the trees, and flowers Streams and lakes, oceans, and the rivers I’m thankful for the sky, the moon, and stars, and rainbows Wind and sun, clouds, and snow Thank you world Thank you nature For everything you so kindly give I’m thankful for the animals, the birds, and cats, and dogs Thankful for the ducks and the frogs I’m thankful for the snails, the dolphins, and the lobsters Thankful for the spiders and grasshoppers Thank you animals Thank you creatures For everything you do for our earth Thank you, thank you Thank you, thank you Thank you, thank you Listening Within
19.
I can choose how I feel, how I act, and what I think I’m in control of my situation Listening within Now I’m mad, I might not be so mad later I have the choice make myself feel so much better Now I’m sad, I might not be so sad later I have the choice to make myself feel so much better I can choose how I feel, how I act, and what I think I’m in control of my situation Listening within Some things change Some things stay the same I am happy, I want to sing and play I have the choice to feel this way all day I am calm, this way I’m going to stay I have the choice to feel this way any day I can choose how I feel, how I act, and what I think I’m in control of my situation Listening within Some things change Some things stay the same Some things change Some things stay the same Some things stay the same
20.
Walk, walk, walk, walk One step, two step, three step, four One step, two step, three step, four One step at a time See what you can find With one step at a time Walk, walk, walk, walk One step, two step, three step, four One step, two step, three step, four One step at a time What is on your mind? With one step at a time
21.
Breathe in, breathe out Breathe in, breathe out Breathe in, breathe out Breathe in, breathe out Open your heart Feel love in your heart Open your heart And let the love in Yes, let the love in Breathe in and notice your body Breathe in and calm your body Open your heart and let others in Open your heart and let everyone in Yes, let everyone in When we all breathe in We can see the world around us When we all breathe in we can stop And love the world around us And love the world around us Open your heart And let kindness in Open your heart Be kind to all creatures Be kind to all plants Be kind to all people Be kind to everything Be kind to everything Breathe in, breathe out Breathe in, breathe out Breathe in, breathe out Breathe in, breathe out Let the love in Let the love in Let the love in

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I have always been interested in the power of song to captivate the attention of children within a classroom environment, and to inspire them in various aspects of their lives. As I have become more personally devoted to the practices of mindfulness and meditation, I have had the desire to help children engage in developing their own mindfulness practices.

My hope is that you use this CD in the classroom, or at home, to openly reinforce mindfulness as a way of living. The songs I have written are intended to help children pay attention to themselves, others, and their surroundings - while also helping them realize their connection to the world at large. The songs also introduce topics such as compassion, empathy, gratitude, loving-kindness, helping others, interconnectedness, teamwork, patience, acceptance, and self-confidence.

In the accompanying booklet, songs are accompanied with learning objectives and follow-up mindful moments, activities, or questions. Children should not be expected to do a “good job” or a “bad job” when engaging in these follow-ups. There is no good or bad way of being mindful; the purpose is to place all of your attention on the experience.

I hope that children will listen to my music, grow with confidence and learn to embrace themselves, others, and the world at large with curiosity, tenderness and warmth. I wish to empower them to experience life to the fullest, live with an open heart and mind, and to appreciate all of their beautiful and unique talents.

Thank you all for listening!

Love,
Lianne

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released June 20, 2015

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Lianne Bassin New York, New York

Lianne's albums inspire mindfulness as a way of living, helping children to pay attention to themselves, others, and their surroundings. She hopes that you too can internalize the messages conveyed in her music, and help pass them along to the next generation! ... more

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