How can I be a better parent?

How can I be a better parent?

How can I be a better parent? You need not be better.

How do I know I’m doing the right thing? Children are their own beings who will grow from their experiences.  They are where they are meant to be, with you.
You need not make decisions based on a possible future outcome.  Act with them and decide in the now. That moment holds your truest love and from that, they will prosper.    There is no prediction for how a human will evolve.  Allow them to live their own purpose. Lighten your responsibility for their entire human life.  You are there to love them.  Have fun with that.

What about my every day responsibilities? That can be fun too.

What about when it’s not fun for me? That’s ok. Forgive and allow. Move forward to the next moment. And next. And next. It’s now. And now. And now.

How do I teach theme everything I know? You don’t know as much as you think you know.  Allow their evolution, independent of yours.

What am I here for, then, as their parent? You are here to love.

Do they need more? What is there, above love?

What if I fail them? You cannot.

What if it feels like it? The knowing is stronger than the feeling.

Am I overthinking this? Yes.

How do I release the fear? First, release the judgement.  Others cannot walk your shoes.  Allow them to make judgments based on their own lives.  It’s ok.  You need not carry them with you.

Will they be ok? We are all ok.  In this moment and for all time.

You are where you are.

You are where you are.

you are where you are

& you’ll be where you’ll be.

The place in between

is the thing that you’ll see.

& the place that you know

is that place where you’ll go

When you flow & you flow

& you flow and you flow.

Be still, sweet child.

Be still, sweet child.

be still, sweet child.

the knowing in your heart is the thing that gets you here.

you want to get through this time;

try getting here, instead.

come here, have a seat in the present, and in the presence of your truth.

your truth is where you’ll find peace, joy, happiness, sadness, grief, even pain.

let it be.

choose your feelings over the swirl of confusion that occurs when you mix inner voice with external circumstances; your truth with the stories of others; the past and the future with the present.

let it be, let it all be.

the weight of the world is not yours to be.

you can make your own impact, even in stillness.

What if I fail?

What if I fail?

you cannot fail in something that has so many ways to succeed.  

there are so many paths from this decision. the decision in itself is your success. 

it is what matters, in this moment in time. do not look too far beyond, for the outcome will be more than you can imagine.

it will be in your reality, when it is in your reality. the present is here for your right now, do not worry about what will come of it. the thing that has come out of it is love.

all the way and through and through.

know this and know that this is enough.

love what matters to you.

your own truth can tell the story like no other.

stay within. stay within. stay within. breathe out. on the out breath, stay within.

you can change anything you want to. but you do not have to.

you can let this moment be still. and this moment. and this.

be still, and you will still move forward in time. be still.

you can do more within, than you will ever change without.