WHAT IS EDUCATION?
A real education has those two parts and the outcome is a person who knows how to live in balance and harmony. Nowadays, there is a lot of emphasis on the education given in schools, colleges and universities and there is not too much importance in human values that children are supposed to receive in their homes.
How can we have a more balanced education? How can we teach kids human values in modern times?
INSECURITY AND FEAR
There is a big pressure on each persons in this world. This is causing insecurity and fear! People are afraid to be sincere and they look for approval because they are afraid to be alone. Everybody wants to belong to a group, to be accepted even when it means to do something wrong or to imitate others. People are following trends without thinking if it is good or not. Why should we follow a trend? What do we really get from that? What is the need?
We do not need to do things just to be accepted by others. We need to be who we really are and not what others want us to be. But fear is so strong and it is getting stronger. This causes dependency of others. How can anyone be happy without freedom? Dependency is slavery! No slave can be happy!
it is time to understand that we have to follow our own path!
THE ROLL OF PARENTS.
Parents most teach with good lectures and with a good example coming from themselves. What kind of good lectures can a parent give to their kids? There are many great books with wonderful advises, ideas and values. Classical books, mythology and sacred books are wonderful to teach kids. The great heroes from ancient mythology, for example, teach boldness, perseverance and other good qualities. The sacred books also provide with great ideas on how to behave. Yoga philosophy has wonderful ideas too.
Providing great ideas is really good, but parents most behave accordingly. It means: talking is not enough, parents most show good values to their children.
If we want a better world, if we want a world with harmony then we have to build it. Teaching children good values is a very good starting point. They will grow up with those values and they will provide better ideas and a better behavior to societies.
It is a tough world and the best we can do for our kids is to teach them to be bold, smart and good. Yes, we need intelligent children, but we need kids with a good heart too. Harmony comes from balance of mind and heart. There is not way to have a peaceful planet without harmony. The universe moves in harmony, nature exists in harmony. Humans most learn to live in harmony according to the laws of the universe and nature. Children without a proper guide (Given by their parents) will not live in harmony and will create problems to society. Children like that will destroy the balance of life and the outcome will be chaos. Is that what we see nowadays in societies? Of course, it is the lack of a guide that most adults did not have.
SHOW YOUR LOVE AND SPREAD HARMONY.
Children and teens need love. They need to see appreciation, especially from their parents. That is what they need to overcome fear and insecurity. Yes, they need some correction, but love must be present even when they are being corrected.
Love has such a power that it overcomes all obstacles in life. Love spreads its power to others and the magic of harmony is spread with it.
Smile and show a positive attitude, then you will see how things change. Keep trying, it might take a while, but the positive result will come back to you sooner or later. Harmony is spread with a simple, but sincere smile.
KEEP IN YOUR MIND THIS: LOVE AND HARMONY IS WITHIN YOU. JUST LET IT GO OUT TOWARD OTHERS!
Love is the key to create a better society with people with higher values and a better heart. Love can create a world of peace and harmony.
THE HEART: SOURCE OF LOVE AND MORE.
The mind likes to debate, but the heart prefers to comprehend! The latter is understanding the point of view of others without debating. Yes, the mind might not understand that. That is why we need to develop our heart.
The heart has many great jewels such as love, compassion, forgiveness, charity, philanthropy, etc. A simple smile makes out hart to be happy. Nothing more valuable than a smile on the face of a kid, especially if it is our sun or daughter. It has not price!
Harmony is the outcome from the jewels of the heart. Harmony comes after forgiveness or after a good deed. Harmony is the expression of a peaceful heart.
We need a better society, but it needs people with good hearts. yes, good ideas are important, but ideas without action do not do the job. Ideas in a person, with a good heart, make him/her move to do things not just to think about things.
Harmony will come to our planet when people become brave enough to show some love and compassion toward other persons regardless of country, language, age, skin color, beliefs, etc.
If teachers do not teach our kids to have a good heart, then parents most act. The future of humanity is in the hands of our children. If you give up, as a parent, then the planet is doomed!