So, Being in charge of taking care, so to say, making sure that everything is and shall be in an orderly and proper shape, does bring along various challenges…often it leads to non-thought-through decisions, fast executed actions and uncontrolled verbal outlets…not to speak of gestures, if well intended or rude…Hypocrisy is often the outcome…for self-protection or selfishness…Being in balance with what is important, being loved and being loving…truthful and honest, respecting the world around oneself does fulfill true happiness… leading to the right decisions, to take care of what was offered to look after…
One is always exposed to unmovable and frozen impressions, opinions and objects. These have, for good and for all, to be transformed into something organic, livable and emotional. Once this has been accomplished and put in place, set up and emerged out of the given, me, by its means and powers has the awesomeness and strength to be. Resting and accepting, leaving things the way they are, static and stiff, is, and always has been the beginning of the end.
“Reasoning keeps things in their relation to one another, compares them, deduces from them, arrives at conclusions and when the conclusions have been arrived at, there is a state of psychic satisfaction and with this is a sense of calm and respose.”
Dr. Montessori talked about…
The children need to be able to imagine for themselves and reflect on these ideas. It is only in introducing the children to the universe in this way, that we are making use of the psychological characteristics in the second plane of development.
“In this intellectual period the child’s questions are immunerable. He wants to know everything, his thirst for knowledge is so insatiable that people generally are at their wits and about it. Therefore they mostly choose the easy way, and simply force the child to be silent and to onlt learn what we group up and consider useful for the child.
And to do so…we destroy spontaneous interest.
Learning then becomes a tidious and tiresome business. The result is all sorts of deviations in the child’s personality. It should be realizes that genuine interest cannot be forced.
Therefore all methods based on centres of interest, which have been chosen by adults, are wrong. Moreover, these centres of interest are superfluous, for the child is interested in everything.
A global vision of cosmic events facinates the child and his inerests will soon remain fixed on one particular part as a starting point for more intensive studies. As all parts are related, they will all be scrutinized sooner or later. Thus, the child will develop a kind of philosophy, which teaches him the unity of the universe.
This is the very thing to organize his intelligence, and to give him a better insight into his own place and task in the world and at the same time presenting a chance for the development of his creative energy”.cosmic,education,love,understanding,freedom,connected,together,montessori,maria
Cosmic education exists to complete the
construction of childhood that has
begun in the first plane.
Dr. Montessori said: “We have continually repeated that the child has revealed to us in a clear and human way that there exists within human nature an impulse towards work.
And he has the shown us that upon the circumstances of this impulse depends normality.”