A miracle is a change in our perception, an article for parents about the children’s book ''Soni, the Girl Who Turned Into a Star''
In the years I lived in Thailand, I studied meditation with a very special teacher who didn’t just teach a technique but also explained very precious concepts about how the human mind functions.
Some parents asked me if I could give some background about this book. They told me that the message is clear and inspiring, and that they would like to be able to tell their children more about the inspiration that brought me to write this story. As the period in my life when I studied martial arts was important and life changing, I happily took the opportunity! This book was written as a homage to the martial art teacher I had in my youth and to the life messages the path of martial art offers.
The word religion comes from the latin religare, meaning to reconnect, to reunite. But reuniting to what? To a kind of inner quietness which is at peace with itself, to a dimension of calmness and to a feeling of happiness, which we do experience spontaneously from time to time, and that’s the same calmness that gives space to healing and energizes the being.
At Inspiring Reads for Kids we do believe that we all have the ability to re-connect to this kind of peace that allows us to feel our inner guide.
In ancient times writers did not use many words.
If we look at the old Indian and Chinese scriptures, we will see that the wise men back then passed on their wisdom in short sentences called sutras in Sanskrit (the ancient language of India).
There are several ways that can help our children connect to beneficial messages we want them to grow up strong with, and here I’ll discuss 3 of them.
Without doubts, the most important way is the personal example of the parents.
This point is very stressed not only by family therapists but by the great spiritual masters of our time as well. Children are especially sensitive to the emotional tone of their close environment and they spontaneously tune to it.
Storm of Joy by Sherri Sengsouvanna - Illustrated children's book on death - Category Spiritual Illustrated Children's Books Review for children and adults
When a children's book is spiritual, it always gives something great to its readers, because spirituality always teaches one thing above all; to open our hearts, and that changes our perspective on anything and prepares us for true joy.