on parenting…

9 Mar

“Your children are not your children
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself
They come through you but they are not from you
And though they are with you they belong not to you
You can give them your love but not your thoughts
They have their own thoughts
They have their own thoughts
You can house their bodies but not their souls
For their souls dwell in a place of tomorrow
Which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams
You can try to be like them
But you can not make them just like you…”

thanks to Sweet Honey in The Rock for these lyrics and this song

One Response to “on parenting…”

  1. annet gardner March 9, 2014 at 1:35 pm #

    this is from Kahlil Gibran, the Prophet: chapter On Children

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