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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

More on Meditation


After our daily pebble meditation this morning, I asked the children if they thought the above quote by the Dalai Lama was true: If every 8 year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation.

They all thought it was a true statement. Reasons why varied from, "Well, it just makes you feel calmer", "You don't get angry as quickly", and "It's just a very peaceful thing to do - it's all about peace".

Samantha also thought that 8 year olds are at the perfect age to really learn this skill - "Not too young, and not too old." Others agreed that at this age people are becoming more adult, but are still very much children - and open to new (and very old) ideas.

A very sweet morning.

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