The children in my class are all so beautiful and individual, it’s amazing how a 4 year old can be so sure of themselves, so creative and loving. So this conversation happened today…
We were reading the Owl Babies story and I asked a little girl ‘Why you think mummy owl left the baby owls?’ She paused for a moment.
'Because the mummy owl had enough and needed her own time with no babies'
I had to hold back and not laugh. She said this in such a matter of fact way, like yeah duh she’s had enough three baby owls and no daddy owl around, my gawd. Following this, another boy almost read my mind and said
'But where is daddy owl? Why doesn't he help? Mummy owl can't do everything by herself can she?'
You’re worried about getting things succesfully done in order to attain some degree of self-worth. Your soul is for sale; You most likely deceive yourself in order to convince yourself. Letting go equals failing, isn’t that right? And you forget outstandingly well, don’t you? You forget that It takes admirable courage not only to try but also to gracefully give up.
What is destined will reach you even if be beneath two mountains. What is not destined will not reach you even if it be between your two lips.
—Imam ghazali (via msmanicsmind)