Re: Teaching inner peace in schools
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> --- In email@example.com, "aideenmck"
> <aideenmck@> wrote:
> > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "jessieK75"
> > <jessiek75@> wrote:
> > >
> > > What might be some problems that would arise from teaching
> > peaceat
> > > with in the school system? I think that teaching meditation to
> > children
> > > at a young age is a great idea, especially if you can start it
> > aof 3-
> > > time when they are just developing theory of mind "ability to
> > attribute
> > > mental states to others" which usually occurs around the age
> > 4of
> > > yrs.The evidence is out there for the phyisological benifits
> > > meditation and also the psychological, but i want to know whatI
> > people
> > > would think might be some problems.
> > > thanks for your opinions
> > >
> > I think that if meditation is not taught within school systems,
> > there's not a lot of hope for humanity and the planet. However,
> > currently happen to be living in an area where many people havebeen
> > raised in a very conservative Christian atmosphere , where theold
> > and new bible testaments are read literally and whowhen
> > want "creationism" taught as science. They are very frightened
> > there is even a whisper of such an eventuality.Wonderful! - I hope so, too - the fear is considerable. Many of my
> > Aideen.
> What a small universe it is! Just this afternoon,
> I was talking with the producer of the Sunday
> Morning CBS News. What she was doing was researching
> a story she is doing about meditation programs
> now being offered in different education venues.
> I don't think there is anything more important for
> the Meditation Society of America to do than to help
> meditation become a part of every curriculum in
> every school. This is the best hope to change the
> "fear" that some have about life in general, and
> meditation in particular, into realizing that the
> most beneficial thing possible that we can do for
> ourselves and our children is to share concepts
> and techniques that lead to greater self knowledge
> and self control, and also get people "high"
> without the negative consequences that drugs bring
> with their use.
> In any event, I know that mostly I'm
> preaching to the choir here, but hope that the
> upcoming CBS report brings us closer to achieving
> the aim of having Meditation in Education.
> Peace and blessings,
neighbors think that the sort of "high" brought about by self-
knowledge is "of the devil" & it's very difficult to show them
otherwise. They would fight hard to keep what they perceive as
occult practices out of the schools.
Looking forward to the CBS Sunday Morning segment.