Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Raising "Generation Peace"

Our children are glorious expressions of divine love, placed within our care to be nurtured into their full existence.   It can be a tall order with all the complexities of an ever changing world, but it is our teachings that become the shaping forces on these impressionable beings.

From the very beginning, whatever is seeded, takes root and grows steadfast within them. If we sow seeds of unconditional love and acceptance, they will reflect back self-assurance and security.  If we can foster an environment of love, peace and trust, they will come to believe in the goodness that exists not only within them but learn to see this quality in others.   By providing safe boundaries and preserving their natural sense of wonder, they will continue to take notice of all the beauty that surrounds them and experience just about everything with awe and reverence.   

It is also through our gaze that they will come to see themselves as the magnificent beings that they truly are and not just as we or others expect them to be.  Through our loving embrace, they will find comfort and know how much they are valued.  Through our thoughtful words, they will be equipped to be creative thinkers and come to know what is essential to them.  Through our mindfulness, they will become aware of the presence of goodness in others and develop a respect for all forms of life.

Even when they seem to "rebel" or stray, through our fortitude and guidance, they can resume their rightful place in this world and blossom into all that they were created to be. 

By our example, they can be leaders of kindness and channels for  love, joy and peace. 

Where there is love, there is always hope.  Do you agree?

Love to you,

Kathleen O'Malley


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