Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Words of Life

"You can speak to your children of life,
but your words are not life itself.
You can show them what you see,
but your showing and their seeing
are forever different things.

You cannot speak to them of Divinity Itself.
But you can share with them
the millions of manifestations of this Reality
arrayed before them every moment.
Since these manifestations have their origin
in the Tao,
the visible will reveal the invisible to them.

Don't mistake your desire to talk for their
readiness to listen.
Far more important are the wordless truths they
learn from you.
If you take delight in the ordinary wonder of
they will feel the depth of your pleasure
and learn to experience joy.
If you walk with them in the darkness of life's
you will open the gate to understanding.
They will learn to see in the darkness
and not be afraid.


Go for a slow and mindful walk.
Show them every little thing that catches your
Notice every little thing that catches theirs.
Don't look for lessons or seek to teach great
Just notice.
The lesson will teach itself."

-The Parent's Tao Te Ching.
Every parent should read this book.

And for more on the Tao, check out Nothing Just Is.

1 comment:

gypsyprincessa said...

You're soooooo right. Every parent should read this.