July 11, 2008

...Friday's Favorites...

my mom gave this book to me last year for christmas and i was immediately drawn into it. "the parent's tao te ching" has some of the most powerful words of truth in it...and really makes you stop and think about life and what it means to be a parent. i've read it a couple of times and don't think i will ever stop reading it. it's changed my view on life, and i can hands down, 100 percent say that this is one of my all time favorite books and would highly recommend it to everyone...

here's a little excerpt:

Words of Life

You can speak to your children of life,
but your words are not life itself.
You can show them what you see,
but your showing and their seeing
are forever different things.

You cannot speak to them of Divinity Itself
But you can share with them
the millions of manifestations of this Reality
arrayed before them every moment.
Since these manifestations have their origin
in the Tao,
the visible will reveal the invisible to them.

Don't mistake your desire to talk for their
readiness to listen.
Far more important are the wordless truths they
learn from you
If you take delight in the ordinary wonders of
life,
they will feel the depth of your pleaure
and learn to experience joy.
If you walk with them in the darkness of life's
mysteries
you will open the gate to understanding.

7 comments:

brit said...

Beautiful words! I am always looking for inspiration! thanks for sharing!

diana said...

Hey! I'm so glad I found you. I was on Malia's blog and thought this was you! It's so nice to be able to keep in touch this way. I hope all is well. Tell your family hi for us.

And I'll definitely have to pick up a copy of that book.

XOXO

Kristen said...

That looks like a great book. I know my sis would love it too! I love books that change the way you see others, yourself and the world.

Tiffany and Shane Speakman said...

How profound! Those words really make you think don't they? Thanks for the recommendation! Next time I'm out shopping I will stop by Boarders and buy that book, I'm already excited to read it!!! Oh and your pictures are beautiful!

The Reichmans said...

I am always looking for good books and so I am glad to have a recommendation. I loved the pictures you posted from the park-emmy is so cute.

katie cox said...

I'm so glad I found your blog. This is Katie DeWitt in case you don't recognize the name. Your little kids are so cute and those blue eyes on that little girl of yours are amazing. It's so nice to be able to see people you have lost touch with.

The Ellington's said...

of course it would be your mother to find such a book. Love you guys!