Sunday, May 18, 2014

Our Children

I just finished watching Oprah's Super Soul Sunday featuring Dr. Shefali Tsabary on her new book "The Conscious Parent".  I was so moved by her profound approach to parenting I had to share the link HERE on my blog.  I am an Avid Jo Frost parenting fan, but I think Dr. Shefali Tsabary offers some solutions for the things that I feel are missing.  The approach to looking at the parent instead of the child.  I will set out tomorrow to find this book, and will keep you all posted on what I encounter.  If you have or plan to read it, I encourage you to share your feelings and experiences with the book and it's method.  Let's embark on this journey together. 

They ended the program with a beautiful excerpt from "The Prophet" by Kahlil Gibran and so I will end this post the same.  Here's to learning! 

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.

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