LESS IS MORE !
Nowadays, we are exposed to an abundance of opportunities for rich experiences for our children, for them to learn from others and be with others, to get better and be better.
Our culture emphasizes performance, busy-ness, enrichment, readiness for future tasks and a full schedule could mean a fuller life. The children feel those implicit messages and become bearers of them as we feel compelled at times to offer them many opportunities in the hopes of supporting their growth.
HONORING THE SACRED : FAMILY TIME
I believe that just like a tree needs strong roots, family is the roots for the children. Our willingness to create space and time for spontaneous curiosity, playtime, laughs, creations as a family allows waking up to ourselves, fosters the process of understanding and compassion, finding delight in the ordinary moments of ordinary minutes of ordinary days where true contentment lies.
B.K.S Iyengar equates a form of spiritual practice in Light of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Sutra 3.1, with the passion and wonder in children as they become totally absorbed in a task, oblivious to their surroundings which fuels their concentration.
Who can ask for more ? Offer yourself and your children the gift of time and be inspired (« inspirare » = to breathe) with children, play like children, and learn how WONDER-FULL you are !
What will you spontaneously do today with the children?
PUT SOMETHING IN (by Shel Silverstein)
Draw a crazy picture
Write a nutty poem
Sing a mumble-gumble song
Whistle through your comb
Do a loony goony dance
‘Cross the kitchen floor
Put something silly in the world
That ain’t been there before