Friday, November 28, 2008

Explaining meditation to children

I really like this a lot. I found it on The Meditation Society of Australia site:
We meditate to find and listen to our heart.

Our heart is the real home of us. When we can listen to our heart, we automatically feel love and joy, but also we will know what we can be.

Do you ever get sad? Do you sometimes worry too much over silly things? Do you get angry and lose your temper? What would you say, if I was to tell you that meditation will help you become the happiest person in the world? Would you be willing to try it for the next 10 days for at least 5 minutes?

It isn't a trick. In 10 days you will see the change in yourself.

You will see that the happiest people in the world are people that know and understand their hearts, and the most confused and sad people are those that don't.

If you are not sure, take the time to look around and see for yourself. People that know their heart will be more loving and happy. Sad, angry people are lost, because they have lost their heart.
This strikes me as an excellent description of the value of meditation for grown-ups too.


  1. Hi Ellie, I always enjoy your blog. Further to the quote you have given, I have been researching the Heart Coherence technique. It is a really simple method for listening to the heart. The Heartmath institute has a great presentation on this and my own site a brief introduction. Apologies if you read this comment and thoughts of grandmothers and eggs come to mind!

    best wishes,


  2. Hello, Richard. Thank you so much for the comment.

    My goodness, your site looks AMAZING. I'm going to have fun exploring it. Could you give me a specific link for your introduction to the Heart Coherence technique? I seem to have difficulty locating it. (Of course, it's rather early in the morning right now....!)


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