The past 4 months have been life changing and absolutely amazing to say the least. My little bundle is so much fun and such a great teacher. If the puppies, meditation, surfing and running were my tools to keep me present and in the moment, Isla has been added to that list.
I am so excited to be commencing back at my practice toward the end of this month and look forward to meeting some new faces in the clinic.
Here is a little taste of the joy little Isla is. I will always raise her with the words of Kahil Gribran on children:
Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children
as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might
that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable.