Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Children making decisions?

Parents don't want their children to make the wrong decisions, so they don't allow them to make the decision. 

And then the child becomes dependent, and then the parent resents that, and it gets off into a blameful thing early on. 

If you are encouraging children to do all that they can do — and not squelching the natural eagerness that is within them, so that they can shine and thrive and show you and themselves how good they are at adapting to physical experience — then everyone wins!

The question for the child is not "Do I want to be good?" but "Whom do I want to be like?

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Just be

Be truthful in all you do.

Be loving to all you meet.

Be kind in all you share.

Be humble for all you have.

Be happy in all your circumstances.

Be the kind of person that people can look up to!!

Be yourself!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Life is problems and vice versa

Over the past 2 years, every day begins with thoughts about what to resolve today, how to resolve it and to ensure the issue doesn't crop up again in the future.
Sometimes, I set appointments which I have to cancel because something else suddenly turns up and I have to adjust. It's a blessing that my schedule is fluid and flexible, but it also means I am deferring a few matters I have to attend to anyway.
I always used to think, wouldn't life be easier if we had no problems / issues / emergencies?
Then I realised. THAT IS LIFE.
Get used to it.
So don't go saying, wait, let me get over this obstacle first before...
Just go ahead and do what you think has to be done, and perhaps you have to balance it with other tasks all too often.
"For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin -- real life. 
But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be got through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. 
Then life would begin. 
At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life."
-- Fr. Alfred D’Souza
Life always brings problems. 
We really can't live without them.
And so it helps to shift our perspective. 
We can stop trying to avoid the problems. 
We can stop feeling victimized by what's happening. 
Instead, we can consciously work with the challenge of the moment to learn more about ourselves and the world. 
When we make this shift in attitude, we discover ourselves to be strong and powerful.
"Every lesson is a widening and deepening of consciousness. 
It is a stretching of the mind beyond its conceptual limits and a stretching of the heart beyond its emotional boundaries. 
It is a bringing of unconscious material into consciousness, a healing of past wounds, and a discovery of new faith and trust."
-- Paul Ferrini
John & Patrice Robson of HigherAwareness.com