We need to listen more to our kids, they are the true teachers.
I was making daisy chains with our daughter today – actually she taught me how to make daisy chains. Seeing her work quietly, I asked her what was going through her mind.
Her answer was worthy of a Zen master:
I don’t think anything when I make daisy chains. Making daisy chains takes my mind off.
Had I asked the same question to any adult, I would have gotten a long list of unrelated thoughts back.
There’s a lot to learn from our daughter.
- Be in the moment. Focus on what you’re doing.
- Don’t worry about other things while you’re doing what you like.
- Find pleasure and passion in the things you’re doing right now.
Watch your kids closely, there’s a lot we can learn from them!
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