While We Try To Teach Our Children All About Life
Our Children Teach Us What Life Is All About.
I was blessed with having three children, I would have liked to have had more, but it was not to be. I had just turned eighteen when my first daughter was born in 1979. The following year I had a son and then in 1983 another daughter. I have never regretted having my children at a young age, and especially now it is wonderful to have grandchildren in my life. Those early years when my children were young slipped by so fast. There are many things I would have done differently, if I'd have known what I know now, but I can let go of the past knowing that I did the best, that I knew how, at the time.
I now believe that our children are learning from us even before they are born and once they are in this world they continue to learn from all those that surround them. But not so much by our words and actions as our vibrations, our ways of Being. Of course our words and actions do have an affect, but, for example, you can cuddle a baby, which is obviously a positive, nurturing thing to do but at the same time you could be thinking and giving off a vibration of 'I don't want to be doing this, I have too many other things I should be doing' and the baby will 'feel' the vibration you are sending out. So it is really important to be as positive as possible and to do your best to live in the moment, in joy. And by far the best teachers of this are children!
Young children are wonderful examples of how to live in the moment. They don't 'worry' about what they did yesterday, or what's going to happen tomorrow, they enjoy each moment for the fun they can have. I love to watch my youngest grandchildren playing or interacting with others, the simplest of things can give them so much pleasure and they show it so easily.
So that is why I feel that this quote is so true, as our children grow up we do our best to teach them 'all about life,' but our children do teach us what life is all about: unconditional love and, if we are open to be willing to see it, living each moment in joy.
This photograph of my children was taken in August 1983 while on a camping holiday in Devon. I've always loved this photo as it's such a natural picture of the three of them together.