Did you know...
The traditional way of education was by example and experience
and story telling.
The first principle involved was total respect and acceptance of
the one to be taught. And that learning was a continuous process
from birth to death.
It was a total continuity without interruption. Its nature was
like a fountain that gives many colors and flavors of water and that
whoever chooses could drink as much or as little as they wanted to
and whenever they wished. The teaching strictly adhered to the
sacredness of life whether human, animal or plant.
But in the course of history there came a disruption. And then
education became "compulsory miseducation" for another purpose and
the circle of life was broken and the continuity ended.
It is that continuity which is now taken up again in the
spiritual rebirth of the people.
--Girl Scouts of Michigan Trails "Reflections"
newsletter, Vol. 6
No.2 Fall 2003