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.