Children are given to us. They’re Our Very Special Cargo on the Way to the Future…
Just as Khalil Gibran has written,
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.
To which I add…
We commit to them, because they are the future
While still being connected to many souls from the past.
The older among them will come and embrace love and harmony,
Lest they forget the past…
They spin the positives of the future for all mankind.
We teach them well, that they encourage all that’s good,
and they intuitively strive to be better than what they feel they could…
Contributing to a much higher vibration for us all…