I subscribe to a daily email from an amazing parenting coach, Scott Noelle (http://www.enjoyparenting.com/get-your-daily-groove). His Daily Groove writing offers profound insights into how to be with our children in a collaborative way. He has great insights into the Law of Attraction and other loving and empowering truths.
I wish I had his wisdom. He is definitely a leading edge parent who understands cooperation and mutual respect in a way I just don’t. I know when I’m doing something that’s old-fashioned and limited – I just don’t always know how to be different. Scott has a way of seeing choices where I see only limitations, of seeing growth and potential where I only see judgment and criticism, of seeing collaboration and creativity where I only see command and control.
I wish I were wiser.
I’m yearning for and reaching for a totally different way of seeing the world and I’ve gotten glimpses of it but can’t quite keep it in my view. It’s like eating a delicious gourmet meal and then having to go back to eating fast food. This new way of seeing life is calling to me, beckoning to me and frankly, I am envious when I see others “getting it” more than I do.
And yet …
We only can recognize in others what we already have in ourselves. So what if I realize that part of me is already living collaboratively and respectfully? That part of me is already incredibly wise and connected? What if I realize that I *am* shedding my views that limit me and restrict me? What if I recognize that my children are living freely and that my yearning is a strong signal that I am on the right path?
It’s good to have the creative tension between what is now and what’s coming. Imagine a rubber band being stretched between two points – where we are now and where we want to be. Too much tension and the band breaks. Too little and the rubber band is useless. The trick is in keeping the tension just right.
I am happy with who I am. And, I wish I were wiser.