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QUALITY FIVE – PASSION & PLAYFULNESS

“Play is the highest expression of human development in childhood, for it alone is the free expression of what is in the child’s soul” Friedrich Frobel PLAY is the work of children; it is serious, full of intent and deeply meaningful. As a child explores his/her world, PLAY is his/her vehicle for learning and understanding…

QUALITY FOUR – IMAGINATION & CREATIVITY

“ Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” Albert Einstein I believe that these qualities, which are inherent in childhood, are probably the most powerful and most neglected in…

QUALITY THREE – WONDER & CURIOSITY

“There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million.” Walt Streightiff I have put these two qualities together because they dance together, working like a beautiful symphony. WONDER is without thought; it encompasses a feeling of awe and of ‘WOW’ and rises up after you interact and…

QUALITY TWO – OPENNESS & VULNERABILITY

“Vulnerability is not winning or losing; it’s having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome. Vulnerability is not weakness; it’s our greatest measure of courage.” Brene Brown These two qualities are intertwined, wrapped up in each other like a tapestry.  They are deeply personal for me. Out of…

QUALITY ONE – BEINGNESS

“Sense your presence, the naked, unveiled, unclothed beingness. It is untouched by young or old, rich or poor, good or bad, or any other attributes.” Eckhart Tolle Mindfulness is a word we hear often these days as we search for peace and for reprieve from the stress we have created in our lives. It is…

BEFORE WE BEGIN…

As I am unpacking the incredible innate qualities of children and why they are the treasures we may be seeking I have found a couple of things worth mentioning… Firstly,  I have found myself in this journey.  I realised how the qualities I see in children are the very qualities that I need to reconnect…

BACK AFTER A BREAK…

As I try to continue on from where I left off, I find myself struggling to start.  Thinking that everything has to flow, that the structure of my blogging needs to be a certain way, I don’t know what to write first.  So as usual, I go back to my truth. I feel that so…

WHEN THEY MAKE MISTAKES…

My youngest loves the shower. Maybe it is the feeling of the water running over his skin. Maybe it’s a cave of solitude and peace. Maybe he loves the vacuum of silence that envelopes him when the water runs over his head and blocks the sound from his ears. I will often find him sitting…