What Do We NEED?
I ask myself where and how he captured the word “need” in his vocabulary? It’s a very strong statement to make.
Well, this past month I just opened myself up to a little more awareness of my environment and realized that many people around us use that word. Many of us – and I include myself in this – make those statements at times.
It is wonderful to learn from my son, the little Zen Master, the shifts I should make in my language, not to mention the language of others, although it’s not my place to tell them. Interestingly enough, when I am guiding him and others are around to hear it, it does in fact create an awareness of the language they themselves use.
How our children are such mirrors, not just of their parents but of anyone who is around them – even if it is only for a short time. Children are able to retain so much and integrate it immediately. At times, I actually find the responses that he has demonstrated on a daily basis quite shocking.
If you don’t have children, take a moment and just watch little ones around you. It may help you gain some insight into their parents very quickly.
[tags]language, children, awareness, learning[/tags]