Push out of your comfort zone. This is such a simple idea, but one that is rarely followed. I love this one. Instead, I try to actually feel those things, as an experience.
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As new adults, our four oldest kids are facing various struggles in new ways. This is part of growth, of course, but struggles never feel good. Have fun.
Your reality is a reflection of the narrative you tell yourself. The good news is that you can learn to drop that narrative, if it leads to suffering. What would this moment be like without a narrative? Beautiful and free. Make people laugh.
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It makes their day brighter. The rest of the time, I try to take a lighthearted approach. I started out as a dad with the idea that what I say goes, and they just need to listen to me! As a young dad, my frustrations and insecurities led me to angry bursts of scolding, yelling, spanking.
If parental guidance was MIA in childhood, you can teach yourself to thrive.
I am much more gentle with those hearts these days. I should relax and not take myself so seriously.
Whenever I think too much of myself, my kids humble me. If I hadn't been made desperate by my fear of getting caught, I never would have escaped. It took all my ingenuity to get out! The old thief smiled.
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In the face of fear, people do things they never thought possible. People are a lot stronger than they give themselves credit for. It's the old fight-or-flight response. It's basic instinct. As a five year old, I found myself in a class where everyone spoke English except me.
Had I just tried to learn English on my own, I would never have learned as fast. This is why foreign language courses in this country are unsuccessful. Even his own father may not be there to help him. Experience is the best teacher. I know that I have changed greatly by watching other people suffer.