When Kids Daydream It’s Meditation

2 min Article Meditation & Mindfulness
We do not have to teach our kids to meditate, especially if they are shy, passive and creative. They do this well on their own.
When Kids Daydream It’s Meditation

When I was 6 years old, maybe even 5, I started to meditate.

When I was 8 years old, maybe 7, my report cards would have the same comments, year after year after year.

“Holly is a good student, but she daydreams too much.”

Daydream Believer

They might have called it daydreaming, but now I know I was meditating. I was manifesting! Seeing and creating my future. Sometimes that future didn’t turn out as I wanted it to, even though I meditated on it. I didn’t end up getting the attention that I wanted (I was teased and bullied), and one time, I dreamed of going to the fair (it rained that day, and we didn’t go). Nevertheless, I would continue to daydream, hour after hour, day after day.

Maybe you are a teacher, a parent or a caregiver. If you have witnessed your child "zoning out," not really paying attention and daydreaming, say, "Hey, when you’re finished meditating, I would like to speak with you" or "When you are finished, could you do some reading?"

Turning a Weakness Into a Strength

You see, we do not have to teach our kids to meditate, especially if they are shy, passive and creative. They do this very well on their own. Yet often we reprimand them for not “paying attention.”

Therefore, I propose to my teachers way back then that they reframe their thinking and change the comments on the report card to:

“Holly is a good student, and she meditates a lot.” A+

Try this course, Reconnect to Your True Self, by meditation teacher Tatum Barnes, to uncover more of who you really are and discover the childlike aspects of yourself.

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About the Teacher

Holly Hall

Holly Hall

Educated in psychology and philosophy, Holly Hall is a renowned psychic and master astrologer. She combines that background with neuro-linguistic programming, powerful intuition, and direct contact with the universal consciousness to help thousands of clients tap into the universal collective mind. “My favorite aspect in astrology is the fact that I can see into the depths of your soul simply by looking at the chart,” Hall says. “The chart is the map of the sky the day, the place, and the moment you were born. I strongly believe in past lives as the Buddhists and Hindus do. Therefore, knowing your path and healing your soul in order to evolve is important.” Through studying the works of scientists like Nassim Haramein and Gregg Braden, Hall has formulated an understanding of how the universe speaks to whom we are and why we are here. She has training in past-life regression, astrology, and life coaching, and she uses her talents to help people stay on track, navigate future plans, strategize business and career choices, heal relationships, and better understand others.
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