Some people care too much. I think it’s called love.Winnie the Pooh
Love is taking a few steps backward maybe even more… to give way to the happiness of the person you love.Winnie the Pooh
A Father’s Guide to Wisdom
There is beautiful wisdom behind A.A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh character. At heart, his stories tell of ways that object relationships unfold. A child’s loving relationship with his plush toys forms their theme. How much simpler can it get? Children playing with their toys, yet learning the complexities of life, love, and happiness in these simple, yet powerful interactions.
I think we can all learn a little bit by going back and re-reading these children’s stories. Who doesn’t need a little more love in their life? Who wouldn’t benefit from a simple reminder to care, and to care big? I read a sign the other day that said no one went poor by showing a little charity. At the heart of this idea is compassion, but to get to this state, we must first learn to harness the self-compassion needed to build an abundance of this trait in our life. But, frequently, the idea of self-compassion is where the adult psyche gets stuck and may need a little bit of help along the way.
As adults, we complicate things. We search for greener pastures to stake a claim. But the greats remind us to smell the roses right beneath our feet. The funny thing is, in the general push for continual progression, its a wonder if we ever noticed the flowers there in the first place. I think this is what our wise old bear is reminding us of when he says to take a step back and give way to the happiness of the person you love. Maybe it is there that your joy will emerge.
Namaste. May prayers and blessings find you on your journey to believe, achieve, and advance confidently in the direction of your dreams.