Tuesday nights in our house are known as “Mum’s Buddha Night” – when I desert the family to go to a Buddhist meditation & study group. Last night I came home to find Waif had created this little picture and poem and left it beside the bed:
Here’s the poem (corrected for spellings ;-)) – must do some work on the difference between where and wear!)
Buddha is calm
Wears a robe
Didn’t he do a great job?
I am a bit wary of foisting religious beliefs onto my children, but do share with them any teachings that might be useful to them and make their lives easier and calmer. To that end we are reading together Thich Nhat Han’s book “A Pebble for Your Pocket“, which is a very gentle introduction to mindfulness for children. It’s a lovely book – one that I would recommend to those of any faith or no faith, child or adult.