Our children need healthy bodies, open-minded, tender hearts and souls to be connected.
Now it’s summer – and for our children, there are plenty of options available. It is a wonderful thing. Science camp, music lessons, soccer practice and are particularly good spare time. The farming and to encourage open mind and healthy body is important. And the tender hearts of our little ones and ourselves to encourage farming and is at least as important.
I value our culture as much as we tender heart, sharp mind and strong body is important that wish. Deeply meaningful and effective life, of course – except for several trophies or awards are tender heart. Except for real connections with other beings. Except for that life-giving purpose compassionate folks always have in droves, and for the power that only people who understand their capacity to comfort and heal others hold. So actually — there are those rewards. Those are good. Maybe even as good as a perfect reading score or a hat trick in hockey.
Let our children this summer to help in the development of mind and body. Go ahead and do care about those things. They are stretched and use – but we also can develop heart to remind them and myself. Let our children’s hearts and their minds as well as provide opportunities to strengthen the body. You have a heart strong way to tenderize. It is strange, but true…
We have few ways, our kids’ hearts can be strengthening.
Like this one,
Let’s go through an event or a story, A little girls and I spent the day yesterday with the Human Society cats. I saw the girls play, I swear I could actually see her heart tenderizing. This is the slow way, in the way his voice was soft, the way his body curled into animals. They were gentle. And powerful. Gentle Power is true power. They were making a difference for those animals, and they knew it. Often the best way to help a little one find her power is to introduce her to a few beings even littler than she is. Afterwards, as we walked toward the car, Amma said, “It’s good that we went, mama. Those cats needed us today. I really think they needed us.””Yes,” I said. “And we needed them too, didn’t we? They need us and we need to be needed. So we helped each other.”
None of these traits appears by magic. Each is the result of habits.
Habits are learned. And children learn their habits by watching what we DO, not by listening to what we say. So we have to stop talking and teaching and preaching and just GO DO. Even when we’re scared, we have to walk toward the hurting and say, “I don’t know how to help, but I’m here to try.”
And our little ones will watch us and they will think: Oh. I guess that is what people do.
And so they will do it.
The most important thing on Earth is for all of us to make this sentence true: Compassion is what people do.
Make it true.
“It’s not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It’s our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.” – L.R. Knost