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The Blessing of Sleep: A Meditation For Children

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

No matter your age, it's tough sleeping in someone else s bed, especially when you are on vacation and your 7 and your every synapse inside of you is being stimulated by doing all sorts of amazing things. When it's bedtime your body just wont gear down. You read, you listen to music, you watch TV but you still wake up the next morning not quite 100% When your 7 it means you are crabby and out of sorts by mid afternoon. So is everyone around you.

What to do, what to do?

You could feel the tension last night. It flowed like static electricity. You're not supposed to understand when you're 7, especially when you're on vacation. So your grandfather walks down to his office, gets his portable Bose and his IPod.

"Can I try something?" he asks her as he sets the track.

The music starts, the soothing voice begins to talk and the next time you speak with her it 7 AM the next morning. You are deemed a genius when just a few short hours ago everyone was rolling their eyes and whispering "Its not gonna work."

Mary Maddox of Meditation Oasis has a simple and short bedtime meditation for children. It's titled "Sleep Meditation for Children."

The next morning he asks her anxiously "Tell me, how was it?"

"Well," she begins. "I heard the music and the ladies voice and then I closed my eyes and everything went black. When I woke up it was morning."

"Ye must become like little children.

Namaste dear ones.
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ANNE-ELIZ 7/6/2013 11:58PM

    If only the rest of us were as willing to try something and just "go with the flow"...
Thank you.
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HARROWJET 7/5/2013 2:19PM

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TERMITEMOM 7/4/2013 10:34AM

    Cute! You are such a great grandpa!

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MYGOLDENBOYS3 7/4/2013 6:55AM

    What a wise man you are! Good idea. My granddaughter, 8, has been here with us for two weeks and I am well aware of the energy level. Thanks for the great idea as kids love ear buds and Ipods!

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WISLNDR 7/4/2013 6:36AM

    What a great grandpa! emoticon for your beautiful blog.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/3/2013 9:47PM

    I've got a huge sleep deficit going on here. Do you make house calls? LOL.

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SMAILEH 7/3/2013 8:23PM

  What a wise grandpa you are! Thanks for the pointer to Meditation Oasis--I've been looking for something like this.

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GEEMAWEST 7/3/2013 7:59PM

    That's awesome!! I get so crabby and teary eyed when I don't get enough sleep. You are an awesome G-Pa!

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MOBYCARP 7/3/2013 7:57PM

    "Ye must become like little children."

I never thought about it, but ability to let go of current day worries may be more of a child-like attribute than an adult-like attribute. And letting go of those current day worries is really good for promoting a good night's sleep.

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AJDOVER1 7/3/2013 5:06PM

    I'm willing to try a meditation for children -- I've had chronic sleep problems since I was a child. Maybe that's the solution.

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CARTOONB 7/3/2013 2:38PM

    Sleep makes me happy. Love the idea and will share it with my friend whose daughter might benefit.

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JEANNETTE59 7/3/2013 1:32PM

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NASFKAB 7/3/2013 12:53PM

  loved your blog

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HDHAWK 7/3/2013 11:48AM

    Wonderful!

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ANATASHIKI 7/3/2013 11:30AM

    I could use something like that too ,I'm worried for a loved one and sleep horrible

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LDRICHEL 7/3/2013 11:07AM

    Awww. LOVE.

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REGILIEH 7/3/2013 10:54AM

    Once again GRANDPA is the Hero!!

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Anne

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ALICIA214 7/3/2013 10:50AM

 

Sleep is as necessary to us as breathing it is the time our bodies repair themselves. emoticon


Namaste

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IFDEEVARUNS2 7/3/2013 10:40AM

    Hmmm, wonder if it would work for me? The children's one, that is. emoticon

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TRIPLE_EMME 7/3/2013 10:40AM

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Good job, grandpa!

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SCRAPPINPOLLY 7/3/2013 10:36AM

    I love sleep and I feel so much better when I get at least eight hours.

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