This post originally appeared on Sivana Nation
Meditation is for Everyone
“The root of behavior change and building better habits is your identity.” James Clear
This has caused them to really want to try it.
1. Meditating kids will solidify their self-awareness
Meditation will create and solidify a strong habit of self-awareness in a child: A self-awareness of who they really are and what they really want.
Most adults only begin to become truly self aware in their 40s and beyond!
And some never get there until their very last breath.
A lack of self-awareness prevents a person from living the life that will make them truly shine and feel deeply content.
It took me years to become more self-aware and realize that there were things I was doing that I did not care for; because everybody else was or because people told me was the best thing to do.
It also took me years to realize that every one of my desires was and is a guide to the best life for myself.
Looking back, this was the main reason I was a deeply sad person for many years.
Paulo Coelho, one of my favourite authors, explains this very well in the following quote:
“Why are people sad? That’s simple. They are the prisoners of their personal history. Everyone believes that the main aim in life is to follow a plan. They never ask if that plan is theirs or if it was created by another person. They accumulate experiences, memories, things, other people’s ideas, and it is more than they can possibly cope with. And that is why they forget their dreams.”
As kids become more and more self-aware by practicing daily meditation, they will begin to understand that who they are right now is already enough.
As kids discover who they really are, accept who they really are, and then begin taking actions on those things, they will acquire a very deep trust in themselves.
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony.” – Gandhi
4. Meditating kids will have WAY more quality and worthwhile friends.
You become who you most spend your time with.
“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” -Jim Rohn
“The power is in you. The answer is in you. And you are the answer to all your searches: you are the goal. You are the answer. It’s never outside.” -Eckhart Tolle