Teach your children to meditate and/or meditate with them.
There’s a saying that roughly goes like this:
“If every 8-year-old would be told how to meditate,
there would be no more war on earth.”
Let’s strive to get there.
1.) Make your own meditation practice a priority in your personal every day life. Thereby you give yourself space and time and you also are an example for your children.
2.) Teach your children a simple meditation. And teach them to breathe deeply to reconnect with themselves. Gabby Bernstein gives examples in her video “How to meditate with your kids” that you can find on YouTube.
3.) Maybe also invite your children to meditate together. Don’t give up your personal meditation time though. Rather set another time for meditating together. Share your guided meditations with them, if you like. And just follow your guidance and their curiosity.
Most of all: “Be a meditator.” Gabby Bernstein
Welcome to Day 18 – Radiating Compassion.
Oprah Winfrey says Compassion is seeing, hearing and feeling someone else as if we are one.
Deepak Chopra says the definition of compassion is to have sympathy for those who are suffering. He does not agree with the original understanding of compassion as suffering with them. This doesn’t help anyone. It’s much better to uplift and inspire others and show them that there is a way out of pain.
Compassion is a quality of the true self. If you go beyond suffering and find peace and contentment within yourself, you can radiate compassion from your own being. In this way you as an individual make a difference to the world.
Compassion and non-judgement go together. If you know that every soul was created by God and is wanted and loved and that God, Source, All That Is wants to experience all sorts of things through all sorts of people, than there is no way that you can judge anyone.
Practice reminding yourself of that. Practice seeing, hearing, feeling someone else as if you are one, as if you are the other person. Find peace in yourself, uplift others. Radiate compassion.
Welcome to Day 17 of our 21-Day Meditation Experience. – Being of Service.
I took today’s centering thought “My soul expands when I help others” as a sign to reach another milestone in my journey of creating a new life, a life I love and that brings me joy and brings joy to others.
In my life I have always wanted to be of service, to help people and to help animals. I tried a lot of things where I was involved personally – working in an animal shelter, in an animal rescue organisation, as an animal healer and as a healer for people as well as taking on a whole bunch of animals as family members that I cared for. What it taught me was that helping this way I easily exhausted myself and damaged my health. And it felt never enough. I wanted to help more people, more animals. Without sacrificing my health.
Eventually I realised that there are soooo many organisations out there that do really good work and that I could identify with. Born was my wish to support them – one day when I had a regular income. Yesterday I told my husband that I was thinking about supporting some charities, but wanted to wait until I had more money. He said that if I waited, I would never do it. It wasn’t about the amount of money I donated. Important was that I did it, if that was what I wanted to do. What a wise man. I remembered that I had said such things once upon a time to him. 🙂 So we are teaching each other. Great lesson.
Remembering another friend who had told me to consciously decide what I wanted to do with my income, i.e. give 10% to charity, put 10% aside for learning, use 10% for whatever so that I would not use everything up just for everyday things – I decided that I would now start to give 10% of my income to charity. That’s at the moment 33,00 Euro per month. Immediately 3 charities whose work I love popped up in my mind and I set up regular monthly donations of 11,00 Euro to each one of them starting September, 1st.
Boah am I proud and happy. Happy to be able to help others by sharing what I earn while doing what I love – which is selling used books, cd’s, dvd’s and writing/blogging. This step feels huge to me.
What milestones are you proud of? How do you help others? I would love to hear from you and get to know you/the people who are reading this. I mean it.
Have a wonderful day filled with happiness and joy and sharing your bliss.
I bought this course as part of the Hay House World Summit 2013 download package and I’m so glad I did. This course is amazing and Anita of course is amazing. She is so positive, uplifting and helpful. I love to listen to her interviews and the same goes for this online course.
One of her often repeated messages is that you do not have to do anything to become somebody else, to better yourself or change yourself. You are good like you are and it is important to love yourself like you are now. In a world that is constantly telling us that we do have to work to be loved, this her saying is such a relief. It takes so much pressure off my shoulders. And probably not only of mine.
I also very much resonate with Anita’s saying that we need to teach our children to love themselves and that self-love is not selfish, but necessary to create a more loving and empathising world.
The Dying To Be Me Online Course consists of 4 lessons which you can buy as downloads to listen to them at your convenience. I find this helpful as I have realised that I intuitively listen to a lesson when I need it and I need a few weeks to process a lesson. Because it does something within.
A lesson consists of Anita speaking about certain topics like accepting and loving yourself like you are, fears and how to transcend them and seeing life as a gift, an exercise and a meditation. And in the end callers can ask questions. Especially the exercise and the meditation are not only helpful, but very much and very deeply healing. And Anita is right to say ‘Keep your tissues ready’.
When she at the end of each lesson takes calls from all over the world, I find it quite amazing how she tunes into every caller and comes up with the exact right words and sometimes to her own surprise with completely new exercises tailored to the respective person. This in practice shows that we are all connected, something she also talks about in lesson 3.
I would highly recommend this course for everyone who is struggling to love himself/herself and to accept where one is right now in life.
If you want to buy the Dying To Be Me Online Course, go to the Hay House website.