Conversations with Kellen
I paused. I felt a tear well up in my eyes. What a wise statement to make at such a young age. It seems to me children come to earth unmuddled, un-stuck, and full of light. How wise to know that we need contrast of such light in our lives. One of my favotite quotes by Eleanor Roosevelt states "It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness."
That was a good reminder to me that we have a choice to light the darkness of life with our light. It made me wonder in that moment if my light had been dimmed, and worse....with my permission. How irresponsible to allow the crazy stress and total merciless to-do lists to dim my light. I also had certainly forgotten to notice and celebrate how profoundly light my children are.
Plato said, "We can easily forgive a child for being afraid of the dark; the real tragedy is when men are afraid of light" We most certainly would have a different world if we all collectively radiated what we all have within us naturally. LIGHT!