When I embarked on parenting journey,
I hoped life, baby and myself to exist in harmony,
Then experiences happened,
Like Pandora’s box was opened,
I panicked, shrieked, read and asked,
But only in confusion I basked,
Then it dawned on me,
Discipline, obedience, love, autonomy,
Can exist only in amity.
The Yin and Yang came to play,
Allowing parent child to coexist happily,
Unconditional love with ample space,
Were needed to help feel competence and acceptance,
I needed to be receptive, allowing autonomy,
And stop being a pushy mommy,
I had to promote resilience,
With natural development of independence,
The Yin and Yang had started spinning,
Showing me how I had to let energies blend,
Into one to co-exist.
While mentoring I need to set clear boundaries,
Allowing open fences without worries,
Where no one felt like a captive,
With room for developing qualities,
Behaviours being adapted,
Rage, frustration, failures and disrespect,
Wouldn’t trespass or be a bother.
Life bloomed with amends made,
Not letting happiness and warmth fade,
Let the dark and light blend,
With maturity to append,
Compassion, understanding and support flow,
So that little kids would know,
That parents seek nothing in absolute,
With fun and flexibility we will execute,
All that life made us to be,
Gifting a pragmatic vision effortlessly.
As a parent seek nothing in totality,
Let your child be your strength, standing by you in unity,
Nourish, thrive, leave negativity behind,
Never let anger, hurry or fatigue make you blind,
Learn and you shall earn,
Precious love and care that you yearn.
Beyond the circle of saying ‘Yes’ or ‘No‘,
Nourish the tiny souls,
To emerge self-directed,
Become Respectable, responsible adults,
Let the dualities of interdependence continue,
With flowing energy, we’ll achieve successes anew.
According to Taoist principles, the forces of everything in the universe are in constant motion. As the movement continues, each of the forces of energy gradually changes to the other, yin to yang and yang to yin.
The meaning of the yin yang symbol encompasses harmony and balance within the universe.
The same holds true with parents and children, our energies, learnings and growing up continues in harmony with lessons being constantly exchanged and our bond strengthening with each interaction. For our coexistence, acceptance of our individual capabilities and giving independence to each other with love is a must to strike balance.
* This post is part of the April A to Z Challenge 2016. My theme is Parenting.
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10 thoughts on “Yin and Yang”
This is such a beautiful post Era! I always love reading your posts. So going to the missed ones now. 😃
Beautiful post! I follow many of the Taoist tenants. I’m glad I found your blog before the A to Z challenge was over.
That is a lovely way at looking at parenting Era. Indeed the Yin and Yang of parenting and the balance one strives for can be daunting for the best of us! You have done a spectacular job of it and carried us with you on this wonderful AToZ journey with your heartfelt insights and experiences! Kudos and much luck!
Lovely post and one that sums up the challenge for you. You are right. Parenting is not a rule book to abide by. balance, yin and yang it is.
Wow! That is first time I have read yin and yang associated with parent and child. You have written it so beautifully. I think this could be the poem of every parent 🙂
Why do I think that this poem perfectly summarizes all your posts for the Challenge? 🙂
There’s everything a parent needs to know, but then as you might argue with me: There are so many things about parenting that are yet to be learned!
I’m completely in awe with your work. Keep writing, and all the best for the last post of the challenge ❤
Your poetry skills always leave me in awe!
And the experiences you bring out are always a delight to read!
beautifully written. Loved how you expressed your concerns and how you made amends.
True that! We surely do need to balance things whether its parenting or any other important aspect in life….
Just loved your poetry ❤
So beautiful and telling of what being a parent is all about. We never seek absolutes and sometimes learn together. In the end, it’s all about love.
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