Although ‘no one goes go to school to be a parent’ and we’ve probably all heard that saying a thousand times growing up, it puts children at a disadvantage. That however our parents, parent we’re supposed to be okay with it.
It’s not okay because our lives are shaped by how our parents parent us, with us eventually holding a grudge against them for all their wrongdoings. Although the analogy is correct, the deed isn’t. But in the context of spirituality, we all have freewill to change how we do things, including our parents.
Although children aren’t in a position to discuss with their parents just how they’re parented, it is important for parents to get the parenting thing right. And where children hold a grudge on something they’re not keen to own or have, there is no point holding on to it, because grudges can turn into anger and bitterness.
Timing on when things change will always be an issue, but the universe knows our struggle and will always try to help. Where freewill is concerned, we may have to wait slightly longer. Parents have freewill not to change anything. In those circumstances, it will be something external that we’re not aware of at the time that will eventually change the status quo.
It’s only when we look back that we begin to see the picture of how things work out. But however hard it is to sit back and wait, and I’ve been there many times myself, it is important we hold on to hope and keep an open mind, because hope brings new possibilities that our circumstances will eventually change.
And keeping an open mind allows us to grasp new opportunities as they present on the other side of hope.