The Freedom to Slow Down

Did you have the freedom to relax and slow down over the weekend? In South Africa, we celebrated Freedom Day on April 27. It commemorates the end of Apartheid, but more fundamentally it celebrates our freedom as human beings. This includes the right to live in a way that encourages happiness and well being.

While we are all free to take a deep breathe and slow down, we seldom do. Modern day living seems designed for speed. We fit as much as we can into our days, and it leaves little time for tdeliberation and mindfulness.

Below is a TED talk by Carl Honoré, In Praise of Slowness, where he talks about the value of choosing to slow down. Pull up a chair, take a breathe, and enjoy…

Power of Meditation

 

“If every 8 year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation.”

-Dalai Lama

We believe that one of the most powerful gifts you can give a child is the life-long skill of meditation.  Our educational programmes in township schools include mindfulness practices, breathing exercises and yoga.  Over the past seven years we have taught thousands of children and been truly inspired by the results. Read more

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