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.