Learn from own mistakes – Tao inspired parenting – Chapter 16

Tao Te Ching - Chapter 16

Empty your mind of all thoughts.
Let your heart be at peace.
Watch the turmoil of beings,
but contemplate their return.

Each separate being in the universe
returns to the common source.
Returning to the source is serenity.

If you don’t realize the source,
you stumble in confusion and sorrow.
When you realize where you come from,
you naturally become tolerant,
disinterested, amused,
kindhearted as a grandmother,
dignified as a king.
Immersed in the wonder of the Tao,
you can deal with whatever life brings you,
and when death comes, you are ready.

- Stephen Mitchell's translation from Tao Te Ching (The book of the way)

Tao inspired parenting

Let there be no doubt in your mind.
Trust in your child.
As you watch, the child struggle with her mistakes,
know that she is learning.

Each being has to learn through their experience.
This learning is permanent.
It is true enlightenment.

If the knowledge is borrowed from others,
you stumble in confusion.
When the knowledge is from within
One becomes more tolerant,
detached, engaging,
kindhearted as an experienced master,
dignified as a king.
With the ability to learn from own experience,
one can deal with whatever life brings you,
one learns to live a fulfilling life.

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