Children have insights and experiences that leave them with a remarkable sense of certainty regarding human nature, morality and spiritual reality. Children, even fairly young ones are capable of an inner spiritual life and it arises naturally. Pupils' spiritual development is not only a faith responsibility but also a secular one because it is so closely connected to pupil's moral, social and cultural development.
We want our pupils to experience a feeling of transcendence, to search for a purpose in life, to develop knowledge of oneself and to examine one's own experiences and those of others. By supporting their development of a spiritual consciousness we are giving our children a message that helps them to relate in a loving way to the world so that they become the good stewards of the future world. Following excerpts show the way:
I GOT UP EARLY ONE MORNING AND RUSHED
RIGHT INTO THE DAY
I HAD TOO MUCH TO ACCOMPLISH
THAT I DID NOT HAVE TIME TO PRAY
PROBLEMS JUST TUMBLED AROUND ME AND
HEAVIER CAME EACH TASK
"WHY DOES NOT GOD HELP ME?" I WONDERED
HE ANSWERED: "YOU DID NOT ASK"
I WANTED TO SEE JOY AND BEAUTY,
BUT, THE DAY TOILED ON GREY AND BLACK,
I WONDERED, WHY GOD DID NOT SHOW ME,
HE SAID, "BUT YOU DID NOT SEEK".
I TRIED ALL MY KEYS AT THE LOCK
GOD GENTLY AND LOVINGLY CHIDED
"MY CHILD YOU DID NOT KNOCK"
I WOKE UP EARLY ONE MORNING AND PAUSED
BEFORE ENTERING THE DAY
I HAD SO MUCH TO ACCOMPLISH
THAT I HAD TO TAKE TIME TO PRAY
Let Go Of Anger
In Japan they teach their children a very simple method of controlling anger. They say, whenever you feel angry, do not do anything with the anger, just start taking deep breaths. Try it, and you will not be able to get angry. Why? Just because you take deep breaths, why can you not get angry?
There are two reasons for this..you should start taking deep breaths but anger needs a particular rhythm of breathing. Without that rhythm anger is not possible.a particular rhythm in breathing or chaotic breathing is needed for anger to be. If you are consciously taking deep breaths then anger cannot express itself. You need not do it; the anger will do it itself. While breathing deeply, you cannot be angry.
And secondly, your mind shifts. When you feel angry and you start to take deep breaths; your mind's focus shifts from anger to breathing. The body is not in a state to be angry and the mind has shifted its concentration toward something else. Then it is difficult to be angry.