Best Possible Reality
As I was cleaning and organizing the house for a
Christmas visit from three of my distant-living adult children, I was thinking about their early childhood years.
The thought that came to me was: "I spent the best years of my life creating the best possible reality for my
children". I saw in my mind's eye the bubble of safety and nurturance that I wove around myself and my children
during their early years. I remembered when that idea came to me from something I read shortly after my first son
Now, here I was, many years later, still working to
create the best possible reality, to make them feel welcome and comfortable, to set the stage for sharing of
stories and enjoyment of seasonal fun.
In the best possible reality I love my children deeply
I assume, that they, as I am, are trying their hardest
to please, meaning well with what they do, and any breach of harmony comes from unique perception of frustrations
and discomforts of the growing process and not from any innate desire to be a nuisance.
In the best possible reality, I am polite, considerate
and kind towards my children, honoring their unique beingness and preferences. I act as if I am an emotionally
mature adult, practicing discernment in my reactions and responses to them, accepting responsibility for my own
personal growth for which they are my teachers.
In the best possible reality we are loving, nurturing,
supportive and co-operative with one another, my children and I.
Yes, there have been unpleasant times and situations
over the years, we have all had our fair share of challenges. In the best possible reality, these have been
acknowledged and lived through, dealt with, swept up and put into the compost to be transmuted into rich soil for
further growth. In the best possible reality, past debris doesn't sit around rotting in and poisoning the present
In the best possible reality, I share what is beautiful
and inspiring about my life. I cultivate a sense of humour about my human foibles. I accept that I am at the right
time and place in my life, that I am a perfect piece of individual divinity, as are those around
In the best possible reality I practise being satisfied
and keeping the peace with All that Is.
Best Wishes to all of you for 2011!
May you experience the best possible reality in these
coming months of challenge and change!