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More on Children Spending Time in Quiet Contemplation

I have written before about becoming newly aware of the fact that people often flourish when given the opportunity to regularly spend time in quiet contemplation.

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Here is an example of some artwork my 18 year old daughter began and completed this week because she was able to spend time alone concentrating on this task without any interruptions.

My girl has never had an art class or studied any art curriculum, but because she is able to spend time practicing, she has been able to sharpen her skill.

Now, much of this is a result of God-given talent. There is no amount of time I could spend that would make this sort of thing come out the end of my pencil. But, with time regularly dedicated to thinking, without outside distractions, I can sharpen my skills and gifts by writing my ebooks or blog posts.

What could your children accomplish if they are given regularly scheduled time to be without the distractions of iPods, computers, television, or talking siblings? What if they had access to a book, a pencil and some paper, and only those things, for just 30 minutes or an hour of quiet contemplation every day?

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You might be surprised what they create, imagine, or invent!

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  1. Can I just say WOW!? That is amazing work. :-)

  2. Great job! What a beautiful talent to allow time to emerge.

  3. Great work! I love the detail of the horse! Amazing!

    I have my 4yo and 6yo do this “quiet contemplation” every day…because mommy wants some quiet time 😉 I didn’t know it would be that good for them…granted at this age, they mainly just color, draw or sit and look through their books(which is great!)

    Thanks for sharing!

  4. That girl of yours is just something else. A future that is just SO BRIGHT! Whomever her future husband may be will be such a lucky guy and her children will have the BEST mom. (And grandma)

  5. Site is up and looking good! 5:20pm mountain time.

  6. Wow! Look what your daughter drew!

    We have an hour of playtime in the afternoon when my littlest naps because I need a little time to myself. I let my older three play (relatively) quietly, but I may have to reconsider making them be quiet. Of course, they are 7, 5, and 3, so they can’t read yet and need to be supervised when coloring. But I’m going to think about it.

  7. Judi Hughes says:

    What a beautiful, talented young woman! Her inner beauty SHINES!