A interesting thought crossed my mind today, how do I teach my children to dream without pushing my dreams and views onto them. Whilst I expect only the best for my kids and I instill lessons and values in their lives I have realised that I need to be very aware that I do not impose my views and ideas onto them so strongly that they fail to develope into who they were meant to be and become what I wanted them to be. That would be a great disservice to my children. I have to teach, encourage, love and support them, whilst keeping in mind that I am but a guardian of a human sent to discover their own life path. It is such an exciting and daunting prospect. Do the job well and you free them to live an abundant fufilling life, get it wrong and they might end up been comfortable without every experiencing life. I need to protect my children but still let them experience hurt, sorrow, anger and fustration, the things that we try avoid. These emotions are as real as love, joy, laughter. It is easy to say, yet so extremely difficult to sit back and watch you child experience the “bad” things in life. Sometimes the bad things are the best teachers. As a parent I will provide the fertile soil for my children to grow and achieve their dreams, and I will tend to the soil, keep it watered and free from weeds, put us a fence to prevent people from looting the dreams, but I cannot stop the wind, I cannot control the weather, and I must prune the tree so that it delivers the sweetest fruit. What an adventure parenting is, it is food for the soul and a privilage.


About Dylan Murray

just an ordinary chap on a mission to enjoy life, and live to my full potential. I am a father of three and a friend to many. I live and work in a little piece of paradise we like to call The Kowie. I have a keen sense of adventure and I enjoy the outdoors. I share my life and adventures with Tania, who is my Soul Mate, Lover, Companion and fellow Adventurer. Together we are creating our legacy and loving this journey called life.
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