The tragic events of two boys aged 9 and 10 being charged with attempted murder highlight the need to provide real help to address the increasing violence amongst children.
With a backdrop of violence in the form of video games, films, TV programmes, news of wars around the globe and the violence being promoted through music have all played their role in desensitising children to violence.
Additionally, children are being brainwashed and conditioned by the video games into “always getting their way”. The objective of every game is to win and obstacles that prevent one for reaching their objective are simply destroyed by a multitude of methods including shooting, burning, blowing-up or stabbing.
Unfortunately most of us identify with our minds (the little voice in our heads) and not with that aspect within us that is listening to the voice. Meditation helps us realise that we are not our thoughts, nor our emotions, although we have thoughts or emotions. This enables individuals to become aware of their thought patterns, identify triggers that may cause particular reactions.
Sir Paul Mccartney and Ringo Starr the two surviving beatles helped promote the need to provide Transcedental Meditation to school children at a concert in New York.
According to the The David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace have provided over 100,000 sponsorships high-risk pupils, teachers and parents in many countries to learn the meditation technique.
Lynch confirms the value of providing Transcedental meditation “We have seen schools that were in bad trouble get the technique for the whole school and within a year there is a 180-degree turnaround”.
Transcedental Meditation or Symran is the use of a sound as your object of focus during meditation.
Symran (by Dav Panesar)