Teach children how to create their own reality. Through playful, creative meditation skills, there will be inward success, more joy, creativity, and meditation teaches children who they really are. Meditation is the study of oneself. No two people are the same, no two children are the same and so their learning abilities will differ. Allow for expression in all area’s of their life, making room for adventure, exploration, encourage questions at the same time teach them through personal example.
If your child is four, let them meditate for four minutes, if they are five let them know they can meditate up to five minutes and so on. Help your child find a safe sacred place of their own where they can quiet their mind by following their breath, or give them a gentle breathing in and breathing out ritual or a simple so hum mantra. Gently have them close their eyes, and assure them that they can open their eyes to look around at anytime. One of my favorite tools when introducing children to meditation is to have them wear sunglasses assuring them that no body can see their thoughts. As children begin to remove themselves from the chaos of their life, they will begin to look forward to their quiet time.
Meditate for the fun of it. Soon, your children, your pets, your family will want to join in the freedom of the mind. Slip into the quiet gap today. There is no time like the present, meditation is the best gift you can give your child.
Courtesy photo of Magnolia Irvine, learning the tricks of playful meditation.