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Selectivity and the American Family (from Cultivating Inner Peace)

Monday, August 10, 2020

Chapter 6 - Selectivity and the American Family
from Cultivating Inner Peace by Paul R. Fleischman, M.D.

"Our children have lost permission to dwell in their spacious reverie of newness. They no longer inhabit the structureless domes of uninterrupted afternoons. In order for us to function efficiently, we need them to be busy. We also—out of well-intended concern—want to prepare them to deal competently with our gadget-dense sphere, so that, almost from the start, children are propelled into a high rhythmic froth. This could be a sprightly animation if it were balanced by an equal but opposite emphasis on inward serenity and outward harmony, which would provide an orchestrating principle, a focus to the swirl, not precluding skillful assertion, but orienting it. The receptive neurology of a child can catch and hold real experiences in contemplative stillness and inner joy."

Dr. Paul Fleischman
Massachusetts, USA
20 minutes

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