High school students explore what happiness is on a day retreat as part of a school mindfulness program run by the Inner Strength Foundation. These teens have been learning how to cultivate inner strength and outer stability. While on retreat they discovered a whole approach to being together, exploring nature, and sharing what gives them strength and joy. Listen to their uplifting and thoughtful reflections, as they have fun articulating their experience of an inner happiness, which has more to do with their context and perspective than with obtaining something outside themselves.
Historical context shows us where we come from and why our experience is shaped the way it is.
“Meditation is a gateway to infinite reflection and reflection is what leads to success.” Antwain, 17 years
“It helped me communicate better with my friends and family about issues that I have.” Kendra, 16 years
“I began to understand how meditation was not just sitting and closing your eyes, but it was a way to explore the deep realms of the brain. It dawned upon me that it was a method to get to know one’s self better.”