A good friend who always sends me great stuff shared a Google video with me yesterday and I watched it this morning. It’s a full 47 minutes long and worth the watch…
I was surprised at my reaction and thoughts as I watched. I responded to it not out of amazement for the abilities of the folks in the movie; what came up for me was from the perspective of being a Mother to a child that exhibits similar ways of being.
On the eve of Mother’s Day I am hearing Abraham’s wise words inside my head. They are about releasing our children to their own “contrast”, to their own life’s experience to create what they want of it. It requires a surrendering to that which is often contrary to what we think is “good” or “bad” for our child.
I think if I summed it up in a brief statement, the most difficult thing about being a parent is staying out of the way of the development of my child. I am very careful to allow for our generational and evolutional differences that often manifest themselves as very different ways of being. What I want for him is what every parent wants for their child – “joy” in their being and living. How he goes about finding his way to that is something I am learning “not to mind”.
If I had “fear” of anything at all it would be that I affect him with my own perceptions of “limitation”. In staying out of his way, I have learned the immense value of staying out of my own way. As a Mother to my own inner child, the rewards and results of continually mastering “that” are showing up all around me.
I appreciate the gift of my child as the greatest teacher in my life so far. He has been the perfect mirror of me to stand in front of. I hold myself accountable for what I do and how I Am in his presence. He continually provides feedback to me on where I’ve come from, where I’m at and where I’m going.
I am honored that he chose me as a major player on the stage of his life. You can keep your Oscar, and it’s my intention that I’m worthy of an academy award performance before the final curtain closes!!
Enjoy this amazing documentary!
“The Boy With The Incredible Brain”
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