You are braver than you believe, smarter than you seem, and stronger than you think.Winnie-the-Pooh (A. A. Milne) AUTHOR
A Father’s Guide to Wisdom
I think we all need a little bravery in life. Wouldn’t you agree? This single emotion forms the basis from which effective parents raise the next generation. Let’s face it, the world, if you let it, can be a scary place. No people quite get this lesson as well as the children that we raise. But raising a child to fear the environment doesn’t have to be the case.
Don’t get me wrong. It is a parent’s responsibility to instill a healthy dose of fear regarding those elements that can hinder or even harm a child. They need to be aware of environmental dangers so that they can build the strength of character necessary to navigate dangerous terrains. But it is in their capacity to navigate those terrains that create the very essence of power, personality, intelligence, and ability to show bravery emerges from the depths of the soul.
Childhood is a place of wonder and new beginnings. There is an open willingness to engage unknown terrains. Imagination is paramount and leads the soul to the loftiness of new dreams yet to come. There is a newness present, and all possibilities are present in the child’s awaiting psyche. What if for one second, we as adults could tap into this wellspring of knowledge? Should we not? No, it is there; but maybe, just maybe, it slept dormant for a little time. Perhaps, it is beckoning you to re-awaken that dream within. Thank you, wise old bear!
Namaste my friends. May prayers and blessings find you on your journey to believe, achieve, and advance confidently in the direction of your dreams.