Try to leave yourself five minutes before the class in which you are not worried or preoccupied—five minutes to center yourself and sink into the topic of miracles.
Find a comfortable position. Take three deep breaths. Feel the details of your body—where it is touching the chair, how your feet feel on the floor, the sensations of your breathing.
Now think of something that you know as a miracle. It might be the birth of your child, the Earth and our place on it, a moment of connection with your favorite place in nature. Fill yourself with that memory. Think of the smallest details of it. What is it that makes this moment miraculous? Allow yourself to luxuriate in your memories. Then, gently bring yourself back to yourself sitting. If you like, read today’s quotes to yourself, savoring each word. Once you are done, begin the rest of your preparation for the day.