Yesterday, I stood with my 11 year old nephew looking out at the Sydney Harbor. This is the view we were both looking out upon.
He was quiet. I asked if he was ok.
He said I am ok. I am deep in thought.
I learned a lot from an 11 year old.
He simply allowed himself to do the following:
Stand still – be motionless
Be expressionless – be open to his emotions
Children are often the best teachers of contemplation.
What else will he teach me?
I was the student and he was my teacher.