YOU are YOUR childhood – mind, body, and spirit. YOU have
gone through the development stages of maturing into who you
are today – going from dependent upon your childhood
parents/mentor/guardians that make decisions for YOU to being
independent and making your own decisions about YOUR
Body, Mind, and Spirit
Most likely what you did in your childhood is what you usually do
in adulthood or you search for your own spirituality in your own
time and look for your spirituality outside what you had in your
You and I, as young children learned through their direct
experience and through observation of other’s behavior, and not
by way of abstract discussion. Children learn particular practices
by participating in them.
Besides immersing children in the ongoing practice of cultural and
religious traditions, parents can also foster children’s appreciation
of their heritage through games and crafts on their family and
cultural history, these are important for spiritual growth as we
develop and mature and age.
Cultural practices including music, language, food and dress are
important to each of us for all the time we are here. But, exposing
children to other cultures at an early age help develop them
tolerance and appreciation of cultural differences and diversity;
skills they will need to navigate the complex and culturally
interdependent modern world – our next door neighbor and
A child’s spiritual life should be age appropriate. Overall
development of every child is unique. Before age 10 or so, the
spiritual parenting will have the most lasting effect if it builds a
foundation in the SELF rather than focusing on principles.
Every young child should feel that:
They are loved and lovable
Meditation can add to a sense of a child’s self-worth and even
power because it is an activity that belongs just to them.
The childhood brain is a factor here. It has been shown that
introducing mediation leads to behavioral improvements in older
ages – middle school and later.
Meditating is a wonderful thing for us adults but also with a child
it gives them a feeling of control and power.
Given the opportunity foo meditate a child or adult is able to
notice actual changes in themselves. They are calmer, more
centered, less troubled, less tempted to act out.
They are worthwhile in their parents; eyes
Being a good person comes from within
Happiness and fulfillment are natural
The child/adult learns how to be fulfilled and successful life, the
best route is through the spiritual life. We learn the value of our inner
The world, and as the years pass this value increases until the
realization dawns that all of the existence originates “in here” at the
level of the soul.
What a wonderful outcome you and I are – to find “in here” at the
level of our soul.
We are our childhood – hoping to reach the level we aspire to and
What Does Life Expect from Us?