We just watched a documentary on TED conferences. Speakers were asked to talk about their one wish that would change the world. Since I was an educator, mine came to me like this -
Teach every child to meditate.What can meditation do for children? Help with impulse control, anger management, enduring pain, self-discipline, sleep, stress control, focus . . . put them in touch with who they really are. Help them slow down and make choices thoughtfully. Help them learn to listen (not just "listen to" adults) and see. I don't think I could list all it has done for me, all of which ends up increasing well-being. I believe the most important social benefit is the taming of personal and cultural violence.
How could daily meditation become part of the public school curriculum? Where can action on this begin? How else can it be offered to children?
I would love to hear your ideas.