Mirroring the World
Our world is calling out to us in such a fragile state. More and more, human beings seem to mirror the Earth’s needs for care, empathy, love, and respect. Everyday, we find ourselves face-to-face with somewhat of a new reality emerging right before our eyes.
How we nurture ourselves, and the children in our care, matters more than ever.
Slowing Things Down
Are we taking time to slow down, to listen to one another, to love, care, and be kind to those around us?
Or are we rushing through the day with thoughts of schedules, deadlines, and self-imposed pressures filling our minds?
When was the last time you stopped long enough to look into the eyes of your children to listen to their full stories? Did you ask questions to uncover the feelings and ideas that they hold deep inside their hearts? Did you listen to gain insight into who they are as human beings? Were you able to remain present, avoiding the plethora of distractions all around you? Perhaps this was a struggle. If so, we need to pause and consider something very important.
We Need to Ask Ourselves . . .
What then of conversation, relationship, and connectedness? If we fail to nurture among children the art of slow living, the art of listening, the art of a social encounter, and the art of a shared relationship, what becomes of our lives? What becomes of humanity?
Isn’t it true that in the moments of shared encounters with children, we find threads that weave us together as we nurture a love for social, emotional, and connected living? Are these not the opportune moments we have that allow us to welcome children to a way of being that fosters relationships among one another as empathetic and caring human beings?
We Believe in Relationships
At Nurtured Inspirations, we believe that how we nurture our relationships with children truly does matter—more so than many other extraneous and distracting things.
We believe that, for the sake of our children, out of respect for their authentic ways of being, and their innate need for holistic wellness, we must find time to build connections socially, emotionally, morally, spiritually, and intellectually. Time is of the essence. It is something we can never get back.
In honour of the future of children, of ourselves, and the health and wellness of our world, we must (re)consider and reflect upon our daily encounters with one another. Our intentions, interactions, relationships, and the time we choose to give to one another truly does make an impression. It truly does make a difference.
The Time is Now
There’s no better time than now to consider the importance of the nature of nurture. To recognize the long-term impact that being fully present with children has on who we are as a society–as a human race–is critical. We can make a tremendous difference not only in the moment but so too in the future when we give our time, our attention, and our hearts to children each and every day.
In the Spirit of Nurture,
Founder ~ Nurtured Inspirations
Love this. As a teacher a believe if we all put act end to be present it will change the world.
Thank you, Catherine, for taking the time to comment on this post. So happy to hear it reasonates with you! We align with your belief too. We can change the world alongside the children with whom we share a learning journey and a meaningful connection.