Today we borrow words from a scientist (in the picture) and from a prophet (quoted below in the article).
We think parenting (or teaching) kids is all about a mutual learning: our kids come with so much wisdom of their own, and when they are young they are still so connected with the Divine and with their emotions! Their hearts are open, and they know what’s right and wrong, at a soul level. We should learn from them.
We should not brainwash them in order to fit them in boxes, corrupting them to become successful but sad robots in this (largely amoral) society; we should allow them to develop confidence in their ability to navigate life in a honest, loving and happy way. But as parents or teachers we need to be always respecting them, never imposing our views, never expecting them to become this or that, or to live a certain way.
– Kahlil Gibran
Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children
as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might
that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable.
* To fully understand how the energy of this period can influence and affect you on a personal level, book a one-on-one card reading or consultation with us.