Monday, October 17, 2016

Happiness is what I need to experience - Learning will transcend!!

Dandiya is an annual event at our small school. The idea is to expose culture to our little ones and teach them a few steps so that they can enjoy the musical festival in their buildings and neighbourhoods.

Every year till date we have run this as a teaching or coaching regime and wondered why the children don't move themselves to the beat? ... Why is it so mechanical? ... Where is the soul and the heart? ...

This year the shift that we made was within us.... the change was in the attitude.... the idea was to thoroughly enjoy Dandiya in it's true essence and let the happiness reflect in it's purest and lightest form, without the hint of teaching resulting in judging the children or even ourselves....

What resulted was purely magical with every child not only dancing to the beat but experimenting... Like the children even we wished the music would not stop... what ran out was not the happiness but the energy...

That day what echoed inside me has left an impression:

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. - Maya Angelou

Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.- Albert Schweitzer

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