This past weekend, New Age Teacher® had the opportunity to host a booth at another trade show happening in Toronto. This time around, I had the privilege of working alongside friends from Yogi Frogz and Love Speaks, at the Toronto Babytime Show. With every new show come a new audience, new connections and a ton of new learning along the way!
When all of the hustle and bustle is through, it is always nice to sit back and reflect on my observations from the show and on that learning that I just previously spoke of.
Not only did I learn more fun and amazing kid’s yoga moves from my two booth partners (so much FUN!), but I also learned more about the human condition. Observing others and connecting with new people on a daily basis is what fuels my self-development and personal growth and what helps me to improve my craft with New Age Teacher.
So, thank you to everyone who visited our booth over the weekend and said hello, asked questions, and even challenged me to explain meditation and mindfulness in angles that I had not previously explored.
There was one statement in particular, made on more than one occasion that really stayed with me beyond the show.
The statement was this:
“Oh, my child could never meditate. He/she is way too hyper/active/nuts to do that!!”
~(or something to that effect – with either a look of disbelief, amusement, or disdain)~
Now, everyone is entitled to their own opinion and it is not my interest, nor is it in my nature to judge that opinion. However, it is in my highest good as New Age Teacher, to both examine and allow this statement to help me improve my offerings about mindfulness.
I have three thoughts that follow this statement (and bear with me, as the first two may seem more reactionary and judgemental than intended…but read on 😉
I’ll repeat the statement:
“Oh, my child could never meditate. He/she is way too hyper/active/nuts to do that!”
So as always, thank you to my readers and also to those new faces that I connected with this past weekend, who may also now be reading this post. These interactions do not go unnoticed. Each of you holds a special place in my heart as I learn and grow from you and it is all of you that help me to bring New Age Teachings to the world.
Wow Nicole! So well said. I love your three responses to the parents comments and agree. Children have just as much to teach us, as we as adults have to teach them. The children who have experienced your meditation CD, will be able to share their experience with the adults in their lives. Keep spreading the wonderful news about meditation for children! 🙂
Thank you Janet! And thank YOU for also teaching children and parents about yoga and for learning in return from them.
I do plan on continuing to spread the word about meditation for children 😉
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