Wednesday, November 12, 2008

My blessings

Your children are not mere lumps of clay
waiting for your expert hands.
They are the very energy of the universe
and will become what they will become
They are sacred beings.
If you tamper with them
you will make everyone miserable.

They will find success
and failure.
They will be happy,
and sad.
They will delight you,
and disappoint you.
They will be safe,
and at great risk.
They will live,
and they will die.

Stay at the center of your own soul
There is nothing else you can do.

~The Parent's Tao Te Ching
by William Martin

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

TM, I am so happy to see your post, and not only because it includes a beautiful image and insightful words...I was spoiled by 31 for 21, I guess..glad to see you posting again! (no guilt intended; I know you have been so busy - mentally, physically, emotionally...) \
Debbie and Binny

All 4 My Gals said...

Beautiful! Photo and words.
HUGS

SunflowerMom said...

I'm glad to see a new post too, and especially since it is so beautiful!

Lisa said...

Absolutely lovely.

Kim Ayres said...

That's a stunning beautiful photo, Tara Marie :)

Kari said...

Breath taking. I so love your blog and your beautiful family. Hope your doing well :)

Rachel said...

Gorgeous!