What did I learn this week?

The look of love

One of the things I love about children of all ages is that when life is good, it is REALLY good. You can see on their face the absoluteness of their happiness. They feel good in their bodies and in their hearts. I think we would all like it if we could recapture the freedom of mind which allows that degree of wholehearted enjoyment of life. Maybe that is one of the real lessons that our children can teach us. To live with happiness and presence in the moment. I think that’s while Jon and Myla Kabat-Zinn refer to them as essentially little Zen masters (their book, Everyday Blessings, is one of my favourite “parenting” reads).

Just like everyone else, I try to live one day at a time and not let all the little things (and sometimes big things) get in the way of contentment. One thing I know for sure is that the “look of love” definitely plants the seed of true happiness and freedom in your heart.

The look of love

You can’t help but feel happy when someone looks at you like this.

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