Silent sitting is an important part of a values education programme. It is an opportunity for children to quieten the mind and body and to be peaceful for a few minutes. It draws out the inner virtue from even the most aggressive children, allowing them to contact their inner source of wisdom.
Many young people are growing up without ever discovering an inner peace or finding this essential quality in their parents.
Silent sitting helps participants discover their true selves, not as others see them. When children are still, they are able to see things as they really are. As with all of us, children can get tensed up and suffer from negative emotions like anxiety and fear. When these emotions are present, children cannot concentrate fully.