Are you superior or inferior?

Posted on September 16th, by Albert in Bliss, Children, Clarity, Happiness, Spirituality. No Comments

Never think of spirituality as growth. The treasure has always been there, you have just buried it under with knowledge. This is why children are blissful, they are perfect just as they are from the beginning and they know not otherwise. From the moment we are born society starts to poison us with comparison. Somebody is more beautiful than you, somebody else is healthier than you, look, look at his grades, they are better than yours. Comparison brings with it the idea of inferiority and superiority, both are illnesses. Now the person will remain miserable in comparison, and the bliss of being will become more and more impossible. The first condition of happiness is to drop all comparison to others. You are simply yourself, there exists no one like you with whom you can be compared. Realize this and suddenly … Read More »

Here’s your dog biscuit!

Posted on August 28th, by Albert in Children, Purpose, Your Path. No Comments

“Children are domesticated the same way that we domesticate a dog, a cat, or any other animal. In order to teach a dog we punish the dog and we give it rewards. We train our children whom we love so much the same way that we train any domesticated animal: with a system of punishment and reward. We are told, ‘You’re a good boy,’ or ‘You’re a good girl,’ when we do what Mom and Dad want us to do. When we don’t, we are a ‘bad girl’ or a ‘bad boy.’” – The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

This was disturbingly evident to me last night as I attended my daughter’s High School open house. It saddens me to witness this rigorous obstacle course set up for these kids in the name of education. It’s all about pushing them with … Read More »

Not Now Please

Posted on January 22nd, by Albert in Children, Procrastination. No Comments

How soon “not now” becomes “never”! – Martin Luther King

Although he meant it for a different reason, I find this is a good thing to keep in mind when your children ask you to do something with them. Of course you don’t always feel like doing it when they ask, but “How soon ‘not now’ becomes ‘never’!”