When we were children we experienced the world differently with open minds and originals ideas. The things we ignore these days and take for granted were the very things that ignited our childhood days.
Simple things like the night sky, reflection in the mirror, changes in the climate, sandy beaches, often caused us to wonder.
We had thousand questions in our mind about the world around us. Even though we hadn’t developed proper reading, speaking or writing skills we thought and communicated in other forms – through images and sensations.
Remember the time when we first visited the circus, a sporting event, or a movie? Our eyes and ears watched the spectacle with utmost intensity and the colors seemed more vibrant and alive.
We had a strong desire to turn everything into a game. This was our Original Mind, the mind that was flexible and receptive to new information.
As parents, we have the responsibility to nurture and develop this Original Mind of our children. And hence confining them to the four walls and limiting their reach from the real world can cause harm and distress to their minds as they grow up.
Our children are likely to achieve most of the developmental milestones before he or she turns 6 years old and this is the perfect training time for the development of the Original Mind.
Expand your children’s horizon, take them to places, make them interact with different people, give them ample of space to explore their creativity, introduce them to all forms of art, teach them music etc.
On the onset, what is therefore a threat to our children, especially in this generation is technology. Technology is an enemy of the Original mind.
Mobiles, Tabs, Television, Computers – Keep them away as much as you can. Don’t let you children get addicted to them and therefore fail to develop their Original Minds.