We love spiritual children’s books at Elevated Existence and the newest one we discovered reinterprets a Zen story. The award-winning book, “Maybe (A Little Zen for Little Ones),” by Sanjay Namibiar tells the tale of a wise young girl who experiences a number of events in her life that at first make her seem very lucky (or very unlucky), but often turn out to be the opposite.
For each event that takes place, someone tells the girl she was either lucky or unlucky, but no matter what the situation, she always answers “Maybe.” She doesn’t judge anything good or bad, negative or positive, and she doesn’t get emotional or caught up in the drama around her. Instead she stays centered, and helps to teach children to do the same.
And if we adults are honest with ourselves … it teaches us too!!