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East Oakland students co-author the first book by kids for kids on handling stress

Children can lead us into realms we have long forgotten or were never afforded the opportunity to cultivate. They recognize something in themselves, in the practice of mindfulness that is so compelling that it behooves all of us to listen. It is often through these young voices, the still moments and the quiet reflections that what is seeking our attention will soon emerge. This guidance is not something extraordinary, it is something quite natural: a willingness and ability to simply return to the moment and hear what it is that is seeking our attention. A thought, a feeling, a fun experience with a friend reminds us of something that we all know and  have perhaps forgotten. It is our children, in their innocence, who remind us that, fundamentally, we are all connected as one.