I’ve owned this book since 2009 or 2010 and it’s one I re-read and have incorporated into our family discussions.
Here are a few excerpts:
“…. However, a child who was taught from the age of three or four “You are here for a reason” would face a very different future. Such a child would see the search for meaning in life as a natural thing, the spiritual equivalent of learning your ABC’s. There would be no years of postponement, followed by desperate inner turmoil. “Why am I here?” doesn’t have to be a fearsome existential question. It is the most joyful exploration a person can undertake, and we do our children an immense favor by presenting it as such.”
“…. if I had been taught just these seven sentences as a child, my life would have been profoundly different. I would have known something precious and practical at the same time, something that would not have faded as a childhood lesson but would have ripened into mature spiritual understanding year by year.”
I was so excited to see this book! I’ve been following the making of the movie by Eckhart Tolle. However, I didn’t even know there was a children’s book. It was on display in the children’s book section.
It’s about finding the power of the present moment. A great book for helping kids discover mindfulness! Cannot wait for the movie!!
We learned that William Carlos Williams is considered one of our most influential American poets and his work is read and studied in schools and universities all over the world.
“His most important contribution to American poetry was his focus on everyday objects and the lives of common people. By stripping away unnecessary details, Williams tried to ‘see the thing itself … with great intensity and perception.'”
I was drawn by this last piece .. seeing the thing itself. Plus, the illustrations were completely different. Just loved them!!
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