YOUR CHILDREN

     THE ARCHER

“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.”  The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran

To me this means that we raise our children with love and do our best to set them on the right path for their highest good. Allow them to make their own mistakes loving them anyway. In their efforts to establish themselves as independent, they may seem to veer away from the path. Love them anyway. They will inevitably set up their values and their own paths.

In the picture below I see the freedom and joy that we want to give our children.

Joy 1

Gail Manishor, Author of
From Here to Serenity,
A Spiritual Guide to Transform Your Life
www.gmanishor.com

CHILDREN

                       FREEDOM

“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.”  Kahlil Gibran

If you’ve been reading my last few Blogs, you will probably realize that I am in love with the writings of Kahlil Gibran and have been reading and rereading The Prophet.

I have 4 children, a girl and 3 boys. They are grown now. Before I read Gibran I knew that it was necessary for me to release my children. Not release them from my heart, but release them from my advice. I have let them live their own lives. I have attempted to live the best life I could as an example, but not a perfect example. I’ve made many mistakes. But I did the best I could at the time. I am proud of and love  all of them deeply. Now in my later years. I see them. Each is different. Each is special to me. I am grateful that I’ve had them in my life. Like this hummingbird mother, I let them fly.

Dedication

Gail Manishor, Author of From Here to Serenity,
A Spiritual Guide to Transform Your Life

www.gmanishor.com