The fun really was listening to their insights and leading them on a Guided "mini vacation" meditation to their most favorite place in the world. The meditation we used was a blend of Real Happiness Concentration (Sharon Salzberg) and also included the work of Linda Lantieri (http://www.lindalantieri.org/) from her Inner Resilience Program geared towards children. The kids where guided to visualize being in their most favorite place and feeling what it was like to be there, smelling what it was like to be there and then spending time in stillness in that very special and safe place.
What was amazing for the 2mindfulmom's was how receptive to this entire experience the kids where. Whether we asked them to share their feelings or locations they went to they where all eager to share and tell us how good it felt to close their eyes and just breath. Many of the kids took themselves to places in nature disconnected from the modern world and their very fast paced lives.
We stole a few minutes of mini meditations during these sessions for ourselves and absorbed the energy of these fabulous kids.
My daughter provided feedback from the informal lunch room survey that took place over sandwiches and the kids thought the session was really cool. We encouraged the kids to try taking their parents on a mini vacation.
We hope everyone is having a good week with their sitting practices.
This post was included as part of our 28 Day Meditation Challenge with Sharon Salzberg for Real Happiness