A few years ago, I had the pleasure of hearing Dalai Lama speak at the Heart-Mind Summit organized by the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education. He was speaking to an audience that had come together to “be the village”, to take responsibility for what he calls “educating the hearts of our children“.
“Our care for others, says the Dalai Lama, is rich and powerful when we are young. We see no differences between those around us and ourselves. We care for others as we would care for ourselves. He believes that somewhere down the line as we go through school and enter adulthood we lose this innate sense of compassion.”
I have taken Dalai Lama’s message of “educating the heart” into my everyday life and share this sacred journey through my “Educating the Heart with Nature Art” workshops and classes. I believe we all have the power to start this ripple effect of love and compassion for one another and all life.
“A child’s world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement. It is our misfortune that for most of us that clear-eyed vision, that true instinct for what is beautiful, is dimmed and even lost before we reach adulthood.” ~ Rachel Carson
Parents and educators have a unique ability to nurture the positive human qualities children are born with – affection, sense of community, a sense of social responsibility. I would like to share with you a simple and beautiful way to nurture these qualities – through Storytelling with Nature Art.
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Making stick people and creating stories with our creations helps renew our inner spirit and rewaken our sense of wonder – rekindling our love affair with the natural world.
You can purchase the PDF booklet here: STORYTELLING WITH NATURE: Stick People
- 93 full-colour pages PDF
- How to make stick people video
- Suitable for all ages