Teaching Children Empathy

Japans Answer to teaching children empathy


This clip was passed to me yesterday and I was so deeply moved by it, I felt it important to pass it on. ‘Children Full of Life’  is a short documentry (separated into 5  x 10 mins clips on you tube) on a teacher in japan who is teaching his grade 4 students to develop empathy.

The depth of the little kids emotions and the ability they develop with this teacher to share them  was deeply touching. I was moved to tears a few times, proud of them, proud of their courage.  These little people are learning perhaps one of the most important human skills  – empathy.  

If  schools around  the globe, begin including  in their ciriculum, lessons in empathy, compassion, remorse and forgiveness we may in the next generations,  experience a whole new level at which humanity communicates. 

I was inspired and so very proud of these boys and girls.


Busy but Bored… Here’s an inspiring solution..

If you have been feeling that although life is more busy than ever before, it has also become more BORING than you can ever remember.. then know that you are not the only one feeling like this.

There is an ever increasing number of people on the planet feeling EXACTLY the same way.  So dont be alarmed, and certainly dont be depressed about it.. in FACT quite the opposite reaction is actually called for.

Shout out with joy that you are feeling this, for its a great gift.  And while you’re shouting, give yourself a high five because becoming aware of this feeling is wonderful, its a great step forward in your self development.  

Whenever boredom is felt in our lives, it is only a very sweet and timely message from existence that it is time to put something new into our life. Its an indication that we are ready to learn again, we are ready to take on a new challenge, we  are ready to take another step forward in the development of ourselves.  It is a wonderful message to begin taking a more focussed look at what this beautiful world of our has to offer us.

So congratulations!!  You are in a fantastic place right now. Your awareness got you to here and now Its time for that same awareness to take you another step. 

You need to become even more aware now. Its time to open your eyes, its time to begin connecting to your inner intuition, to begin looking & listening for the messages that life will be enthusiastically trying to give you about where is your next step.

Maybe the message comes from a person you meet, or from a book you read, maybe from a song you hear, or an inspiring movie you watch..  things will start to ring bells, something will ignite a spark within. You just need to be aware, to be on the look out, to be alert.

And to know the messages are there for you. Sometimes subtle, sometimes loud and clear, but always there.  So eyes open,  be alert and open to receive and….  who knows what exciting journey you will find yourself on. 



Have a listen to this guy, The American Monk.. he has some great stuff to say. If he doesnt ignite any sparks dont worry, just keep your eyes and heart open. If you are in need of some more inspiration, pop back to visit me here at https://mysticmiss.wordpress.com/  over the coming weeks and months to see what other interesting people I have come across.  

You see I am also searching to ignite my inner spark.. so our journey is the same. Im looking and listening and trying to stay as alert as possible so Ill keep you posted on what I find. 

Goodluck to us all. When looking at boredom from the right perspective, its the beginning of a very exciting journey indeed!

Until next time


Did you have an emotional reaction watching this?


With Global Media Corporations hell bent on showing viewers only the realities of war, terror, destruction and misery, videos like Matt Harding’s,  are a delightful breath of fresh air and more importantly, are a snap shot of much needed truth.

The truth being that there are two sides of every coin.   The Truth being that our world is not all doom and destruction, that in every minute of every day, a great number of good things are happening on our planet. 

Our world is, I agree, very much in a crisis. All the events the media present to us are happening. It is absolutely terrible and devastatingly sad.  We must know about this in order to come together to find solutions. 

However, we as a global community need also to see evidence that we are finding solutions. And We are !!

People are coming together, people are doing things..many things.  Our global community is filled with love, hope, joy, openness, acceptance, togetherness and an immensely powerful positive energy and we all need to see this, to be reminded of this.  

The world media have a responsibility to show us both sides of the coin and we have a right to see it.

We need to see it!  

We are a global community and it is evident that our survival depends on creating ways  to experience these positive emotions with one another and to share the hope that dwells within each of us.

We need to see the amazing strength of character and innate goodness that exist in the people of our world. Its what will get us through the crisis’s, it’s what will give us the push to band together to make the changes necessary.

Everywhere, good, kind, wholesome, peaceful people exist. Wonderful things are being done and in every corner of the planet,  people are dancing and smiling and finding their own ways to express love, share good energies.

I applaud this clip and I sincerely appreciate the hope that it gave me. 

‘Peace is not the absence of conflict, but rather the ability to cope with it, to have hearts able to feel compassion and understanding one another’

It made me smile to see so many people around our planet smiling and dancing.  The friendliness and simple joy that Matt was able to capture from all corners of the world, is testament that we are a world filled with wonderfully joyous souls trying as best we can, to celebrate our existence. 

And with fifteen million views in just two weeks, I’d say Im not the only one who WANTS and NEEDS to see more positive snap shots of our global community. 

‘An open heart is the master of solutions’

It helps melt the heaviness of fear that the global media so desperately wants to instill within us and instead, creates a sense of lightness, of hope;  a sense of oneness, an inner knowing that if we come together, we will get through this crisis, we will find our way to live together in peace.

We are, after all, amazing, gorgeous, talented and wonderful…and born to make manifest the glory of god that is within us.. and its not just in some of us, it is within all of us… just as Marianne Williamson’s poem expresses.

If the Global media corporations want to use their power for the good of humanity, they can do so by showing THE two sides of lifes coin.

The only way for peace to prevail in our world is if our hearts are open.. We must understand accept and take personal responsibility to develop our compassion, love, forgiveness, empathy, compromise, ability to see anothers pain and to always be prepared for change.

These need to be displayed..even in the most difficult of situations and by giving us examples of people are are doing so, it will encourage more of us to do the same.

If you feel the same way, please take a moment to make a comment below.. its time to share our thoughts.

Until next time,

love and laughter


Looking for meaning in your life … dont miss this tip!


There are not many people I come into contact with nowdays, who are not, in some way, searching for meaning in their lives or put another way, looking for the purpose of their life.

Yet, when it comes to finding helpful tools to aid us on our search, I am always baffled by the amount of useless information peddled on the internet under the banner ‘Finding your life purpose’.. much of it is simply mumbo jumbo with no real depth or clarity. 

When a friend recently gave me a website to check out, I was grateful for her thoughtfulness, but didnt really get that excited about it.. what a mistake!!

Yesterday I visited the website and WOW!! its absolutely fantastic! Its exactly what I have been looking for.

Manifest-station.com offers so much choice. There are many styles of teachings available to help you find your way.  Movies, lectures, book ideas, a forum and even an online TV station full with inspiring talks 24/7… I was delighted, it’s a great find. 

Viewing ‘The Manifest-Station’ is completely free. No sign-up. No hidden agenda. No Barriers. Just click, watch and grow.  There is even a program guide for the so you go online at a specific time to watch the shows that interest you. 

There is a wealth of information available for the ‘seekers of purpose’ from around the globe.

http://www.themanifest-station.com/index.html   go check it out, its fabulous!

Until next time, be healthy, be happy