Many would agree that being a parent is definitely the most amazing and most challenging job there is. Challenge for me has been separating what I want for them from what they came here to learn and be. I believe that our children have chosen us as parents, even in our darkest hours. Following poem helps me to keep perspective and remember, that all I can do is change myself and the rest will follow.
On Children by Kahlil Gibran
Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts.
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable.
Hi, I am Oksana, mom, daughter, wife, holistic practitioner and a dreamer. My goal is to help my family and my clients to live better lives through working with their unconscious mind. I strongly believe in the work I do since I have experienced changes from this work in my life.