In our life most of us have experienced one or two mysterious encounters, when visitors come to us from the unknown. These special guests are in fact our own children. We love them, and we are happy that they are here, but most of us do not accept them the way we should. They do not receive from us the deep respect and awe that wanderers who come from the depths of the Universe duly deserve. Instead, we look upon our children as if they were our own property, and we try to condition them to become adults we will be able to be proud of. Are we really good hosts for these visitors, is this really the way we should receive our guests?
Here are 10 keys to raise spiritually strong children:
Do not consider them as our property; instead, look upon them as beloved guests, who only need our assistance and not our control;
Give them a sufficient amount of freedom so that they can earn experience from the world themselves;
Allow them to experience more and more things by and for themselves;
Do not teach them things we do not have direct personal experience and we received readily from our teachers;
Teach them not to take anything for granted just because it was proclaimed by a person regarded as authority by the society around them;
Allow them to be doubtful of anything and everything until they gather personal experience about it;
Help them to remain free so that they will be open to any new experience available to them;
Share with them our own spiritual experience;
Create for them an environment in which they have a lot of opportunities to laugh and live a joyful, cheerful life and enjoy life as much as possible;
Offer them our own example, and show them how is it possible to live a conscious and alert life.