In the history of existence, there has never been and there will never be another like you. Each person is unique and the only one of his kind. In the eternity of time and space there has never been and there will never be a duplicate. Each one of us are distinct. Given the same situation, no two human beings react in the same manner. As parents and teachers we have to identify the innate potential of each child and tap it, make it his strength. Try to understand his wiring.
“ There is no end to education. It is not that we read a book, pass an examination and finish with education. The entire lifetime is a process of learning from the time we are born to the moment we die. We have to be fearless at every stage of life.” As parents we are constantly learning from our children as they are growing up.
There is a saying “Like begets like.” What we think, we draw into our lives. Think big and we shall draw abundance in our lives. Think small and we will live a life of mediocrity.
As parents, are we marveling at the sparkling light that they carry with them or get lost in the shadows where the light does not reach? Are we giving enough messages of ‘you are worthy as you are’ to your child? Or just keep thinking of what he has not? What we focus on grows. When we think our children will do very well in life despite anything, irrespective of everything, they actually do very well.
My Revered Guru, Mahatria says “The intent of a parent acts as a blessing in the child’s lives.” We should always harbor good thoughts for our children.
I do not categorise myself as a good or bad parent. I believe parenting is a daily practice, a mindful one that I work on every day. I feel the following poem written by Rabindranath Tagore, should be etched in the minds of children from a very young age. The deeper meaning of which would definitely give the young ones some healthy food for thought during their growing years:
“ Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high.
Where knowledge is free,
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls,
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
Where the mind is led forward by THEE
Into ever widening thought and action
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake. “
We should be like the LION, fearless and strong, aspiring to do things which are bigger than our own selves. Nothing should ever pull us down. Our main objective should be to keep on striving and aiming to give our BEST in everything. We should go beyond our independent will into a much larger plan as crafted by HIM. The mind should be liberated from the bondage of self into the world of freedom to keep giving most and more in all aspects…
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