Thursday, 24 October 2013

HOW SCHOOLING CAN HARM DEVELOPMENT IN ADULTHOOD



Schools are the norm in today’s world. With the coming of the Industrial revolution and parents being required as work force, children started being sent to mass education programmes which were convenient alternate homes while the parents worked.

However, though schools were advertised and promoted as a boost to children’s development, paving the way top their success and happiness, we find that the adults which emerged were successful but unhappy. Since the beginning g of the twentieth century, diseases and stress related disorders increased.
Mass schooling, a lack of attention to individual expression, and competitive performance made children into performing machines, with their soul needs being grossly negated.
The little children souls felt trapped in institutions like armies where they had to obey more than think, compete more than enjoy and perform to get love which was their natural birthright.
While the souls were negated, children were brainwashed into thinking that the schools are the best institutions for their development. They were taught that compromise in school, with teachers, and the mass education system was the best hope for happiness which they had.
Compromise, by its very definition, breeds negativity. We compromise when we are not happy. So, essentially, instead of learning to redefine happiness in ways where they could express their unique potentials, children were asked to fit in mass defined norms like computer tablets.

Rarely could schools cater to children’s needs for emotional development. The stress was son science or maths, learning facts more than learning their application. Children need to be taught skills to cope up with stress in adult lives but instead they were conditioned into negating their emotional needs.
Negative emotions when unaddressed keep releasing negative hormones in the body like poisonous acid in the bloodstream, which leads to stress related disorders like asthma, diabetes or cancer. So, a major reason for increasing diseases and hospital bills in the twentieth century can be grossly attributed to schools paying no attention to the children’s emotional needs where their soul purposes were addressed.

As is explained in the book IN SEARCH OF HAPPINESS- HOW PAST LINES AFFECT THE PRESENT LIFE

Schooling is a base structure of our society. It lays foundations for adult lives. But, a teacher is usually, unable, to help kids develop coping skills for the emotional demands of adulthood.
We rarely use more than 30% of the theoretical concepts  we study in schools in our professional lives but we use up a good deal of  our precious founding years learning subject details which would not be relevant to us when we grow up and enter jobs or businesses.

How many of us need to know how fractions and trigonometry sums are solved or the distance of the Sun from the Earth in exact units or the type of algae that grow in water? Why is it relevant to teach all this when more important emotional learning skills need to be inculcated?

 Instead of spending hours on lecturing about traditional subjects, concepts like stress management, love for fellow humans, understanding inner talents etc. can be practically taught which would help kids create positivity in their lives?

Most schools almost run like armies. Pupils are expected to obey authority without questioning it. The slow method of teaching a mass class causes frustration in several students who process information quicker than others. The need to develop patience to sit in a class-room often feels unnecessary especially to the brighter students. When forced upon, it may lead to violence among students who are otherwise, traumatized by having to study subjects they hardly find meaningful. Ritual is given priority over reason since the need to study becomes a ritualistic tradition than the need of the hour for the little, evolving minds.

Students and teachers are encouraged to blindly follow the Dinosauric institution of schooling, even if it spreads more negative than positive, growth oriented energy.
Instead, if students could learn from the beginning an open-ended syllabus which would also help them meet their soul needs, along with studying what is required to achieve external success, then their attitude towards learning would automatically become more positive.


Human mind conditioning and its impact on development of diseases and traumas in life has been discussed in more detail in the book CREATION OF HAPPINESS: THE ENERGY WAR, a soul’s perspective:

An excerpt from the book:

Our schooling makes us focus on the world outside rather than on our soul selves. We feel negativity in the external world, and feel driven towards attaining happiness. But, we do not realize that we create the negativity, ourselves, due to our misguided internal negative focus.
Competition instils fear of losing in us. This fear gets ingrained in us from childhood, since we are taught to learn and improve by using competition as the driving force.
Our schools follow a general definition of perfection. They instil in us the belief that if we don’t follow this general definition, we lose grades and respect and that subsequently, in adult life, we will lose out in the rat race.

In our schooling systems, we are usually not trained into visualizing beforehand, the material success which we would get from doing the work which gives us emotional satisfaction; neither are we trained in waiting for positive visualizations to manifest. In our hurry to achieve short-term goals, we lose out on goals which can help us evolve from the eternal perspective.

We often choose to invite stress, disease and worries to clear the next immediate exam of school, and later, the next big challenge of a job rather than pursue our creative talents. We force ourselves to ignore our soul needs which demand that work pays respect but also gives peace of mind.

We give in to fear that we may be wrong in pursuing happiness, than give up on competition which wrongly defines happiness in material terms only. Thus, stress and tension spread like an epidemic. The negative energies rise because we believe we need them to survive.

Due to the emphasis on competition, as a race we get governed by fear - fear of failure, fear of disapproval, fear of survival, fear of rejection, fear of abuse etc., which makes our choices in life negatively tilted. The more we focus on fear while making choices, the more we get trapped in the energy of fear.

            There is an almost complete lack of understanding of cause and effect relationships between thought and reality.  People rarely attribute problems in their lives to their own negative thinking. Instead, they keep looking for external causes and seeking to solve or overcome them. Yet, the problems keep increasing in one form or another owing to a consistently negative thinking process developed in schooling years. Our competitive education systems train us to focus on negativity on ‘what is missing’, as a way of life. 

HOW SCHOOLS CAN SPREAD PEACE AND HAPPINESS ON THE PLANET BY INCORPORATING SOUL PLANS IN EVERYDAY EDUCATION
In our school systems, developing individual talents and emotional maturity needs to be given a priority through a more comprehensive education system. Each person comes into Earth with a specific professional plan which helps him/her achieve his soul’s purpose. Practical methods of finding individual soul plans through using techniques of emotional management need to be introduced so that studying leads to a sense of fulfilment and happiness in the student.

Also, teaching children the spiritual Laws of Creation and Repetition which govern our ability to create happiness in our adult lives, helping children develop intuition for understanding and connecting to their innate soul needs, and rewarding practices like sharing, compassion and expressing creativity instead of rewarding performances in competitive sports or academics; is necessary to help students find learning and working meaningful.
Developing practices which train students in positive thinking skills help them cope up positively with stress in their adult lives. The focus needs to be on happiness, not success so as to train students to create happiness with the efforts they put in for material success.



SCHOOLS CAN HELP SPREAD PEACE, END WARS BY PRACTICAL TEACHING ON BEING PEACEFUL AND CO-OPERATIVE IN INTERACTIONS       
It is not possible to spread peace by simply preaching about peace. The preaching has to be applied in everyday life, such that people’s thinking changes from the core.
Our core thinking patterns are set by our early education. It is the thoughts our minds get conditioned into before we are seven years of age, which set the foundation for how we evolve as adults. When we are children, we do not argue back on the rules of life taught to us. Therefore, the early teaching affects our subconscious minds the most as we are like sponges then, ready to absorb all that which is fed.
Hence, to spread peace on the planet, Peace has to be taught in schools as a practical subject like sports or painting.
Instead of focusing on teaching English or Maths or Painting or Skating, it is necessary to teach children how to share with each other, how to enjoy helping, how to express love and compassion, how to create what they desire by focusing on thinking the right way and how to use energies of music or painting or dancing or games to feel good internally, than perform externally. The grades need to be given for creativity, joy and compassion rather than for rote learning or imitating well.
Education should be more fun for the students than stress. The learning needs to be automatically imbibed, than forcibly inculcated.
If children are force to compromise from the beginning, they will develop negative thinking habits. They have to be encouraged to enjoy learning by making education flexible and convenient.

It is only when our minds are free to create, that we will evolve above being humans like monkeys, running after bananas to being humans like Gods who fly freely in bliss.

To live on a peace loving planet, we have to love peace in our everyday life. We cannot keep fighting with our inner selves and expect peace to radiate from our beings.
At a mass consciousness level, our mind’s focus needs to be on the energy of how it will be when peace exists rather than on worrying that peace does not exist. The more we worry about riots and terrorism, the more we energize these negative manifestations of restless minds on the planet. When we deliberately focus on feeling peaceful within, ignoring http://www.homeshop18.com/swati%20shiv/search:swati%20shiv a restless external reality, we will energize the spread of peace on Earth.



IN SEARCH OF HAPPINESS ( PAST LIVES AFFECT THE PRESENT LIFE , A SOUL"S PERSPECTIVE )


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