My Work with Children: A Poem

This is what brings me the greatest joy…

to be a champion for the child’s spirit,

a guardian of their simple and profound perspective,

a fierce warrior for their natural right to live in safety, innocence, and joy.

This is why I do this work.

Through this effort, small as it may be on a world scale,

I am blessed a billion times over every time I am in their company.

Sometimes our meeting results in an outpouring of love.

Sometimes it is a lesson in staying present with something we both might want to run away from.

But I find that as long as I let them in, these authentic humans

that we call children have the capacity to keep me truthful.

Just one look, one smile, one simple sentence from them

and I know I am in the right place.



By | 2016-12-28T21:22:02+00:00 November 25th, 2011|appreciation, Children's Yoga, Radiant Child Yoga|0 Comments

About the Author:

Shakta is an AMS certified Montessori teacher, and the author of five well-known Yoga books, CDs and DVDs. Her latest book, The Yoga Way to Radiance: How to Follow Your Inner Guidance and Nurture Children to do the Same, is scheduled for release in summer of 2016, (Llewellyn Worldwide)   Visit Shakta's Writing and Poetry Site

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