Meditation is a pretty serious business. It is not fun and games and you don’t do it or get into it to be all bubbly and laughing and seemingly enjoying yourself. That’s not what happens when a person does meditation. However, neither is the effect of meditation to make people gloomy and overly serious at all times. That’s just not it. Meditation actually aims to help the individual achieve a very high degree of relaxation, which ultimately helps both the mind and body. In a sense, it is probably best to explain meditation as a process to find the perfect balance in life. It might seem quite simple, but it is actually something that is truly, and many have found only frustration in their quest for balance in their lives. Meditation affords the perfect opportunity to achieve that and more.
I know I was a soul that was in dire need of guidance and direction, not only that balance. And when I found meditation, everything just changed for the better. My disappointments, frustrations, and unfulfilled longings became so much easier to deal with, as within me I was able to become more relaxed and calm. It opened up my heart to accept different kinds of things and situations. It also gave me this kind of impression about meditation, that maybe it is only for people who are actually troubled and need some solace and relief from stress and all kinds of problems. Only recently has it dawned to me that perhaps it can also be taught to children, and which made me research about the possibilities it presented.
Meditation and Children
Meditation and children were two distinct subjects that I never thought could actually be reconciled that easily at all. That’s because of my long standing impression of meditation, which was something of a mistake even though I also practiced it. What I learned is that the kind of meditation for children is a little different from that taught and practiced by adults. It should be the kind of techniques that are perfectly appropriate to their age. One cannot expect that they would respond to the meditation processes that adults perform in much the same way that they do. That’s just not possible.
The goal for kids who undergo meditation is quite different from the grown ups. When it comes to children, the focus is more on preparing them for the future, allowing their minds and bodies to grow together, simultaneously. Meditation for children is more on the creative and expression, how they can communicate and let the world know of their own unique personalities.