Stay Mindful and Meditate

In the chaos that ensues in our daily lives, there is rarely a moment where we can rest, be still and be fully present. Drifting away with our thoughts of yesterday and tomorrow, it is easy to forget how to be present today. We are always on the move and in haste, and we hardly stop to take a breather and relish the moment.

I’ve been trying to encourage the boys to be mindful and present, at least that’s the task for G1. For G2, I’ll settle for him just learning to be still and silent – which alone is already a big ask since he has ants in his pants and an itch in his mouth that must be scratched by talking. So for just 10 minutes a day after school or just before bedtime we listen to alpha wave music or meditation for kids.

Kenobi: But Master Yoda says I should be mindful of the future.
Qui-Gon: But not at the expense of the moment. Be mindful of the living Force, young Padawan.

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace

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Benefits of Mindfulness and Meditation

There so many reasons to encourage children to be mindful and to meditate that you can take your pick…

Resources:

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Source: The Daily Meditation

Published by Shen-Li

SHEN-LI LEE is the author of “Brainchild: Secrets to Unlocking Your Child’s Potential”. She is also the founder of Figur8.net (a website on parenting, education, child development) and RightBrainChild.com (a website on Right Brain Education, cognitive development, and maximising potentials). In her spare time, she blogs on Forty, Fit & Fed, and Back to Basics.

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