What is best for the child?
Does the child know what is best for them, or does the adult know what is best for the child?
Do you, reading this at this moment now know, truly, what is BEST for you?
Do you really?
In my experience with observation, and with those who observe you and speak about you, I would say most human beings do not know what is BEST for them. What they do know is what is easiest, and what is most convenient, and what is most expected of them. For if indeed they really did know what was BEST for them, the whole human race would change the face of the planet overnight. Literally. Your oceans would be pure and clean and your oxygen uncontaminated. Your countries would never know poverty or starvation. Your bodies would not age through sever deterioration. Do you really know what is BEST for you? If your answer is still yes, then why do you still experience suffering?
The reason people generally do not know what is best for them is because they do not know who or what they truly are. If you do not know who or what you truly are how can you truly make an accurate decision regarding that? If you truly knew, nobody on the planet would ever act or think in the same way again. Are they then in a position of wisdom to know truly what is BEST for another, let alone a child?
On the other hand, a child being born into the world lacks the education of mind, of experience and sense of danger that is necessary to protect them within their new environment. What is best for that child is then seen by the parent to be best decided by the experienced adult. This is a good valid argument and is perfectly true in its act of nurturing, for the parent is acting on behalf of the wisdom of previous experience – which the child does not possess at hand.
The problem with this is that this then presumes the adult to know BEST all of the time. This of course is not true, as we have already illuminated. So how does the parent protect the welfare and development of the child while at the same time allowing it to grow and choose independently? By teaching and educating the child to IDENTIFY and EXPLORE who and what they are, that they may begin to identify their own thoughts about what is BEST for them. These thoughts will then in turn teach the parent more of who and what they themselves are – and thusly the cycle perpetuates.
In order to teach a child to identify who and what they are, the parent, the adult and the teacher must first identify within themselves who and what they are, that they may teach through example. How do you do this? You do it by teaching that which you have to learn. You do it by giving to others that which you seek for yourself. You do it by helping another become who and what they wish to be, which in turn reveals in you who and what you are also. The student and the teacher are mutual symbiont mechanisms of life and consciousness evolution, as are the child and the parent. Instead of one or the other fighting for control they must learn to act as a harmonic mechanism of mutual reliance and deliverance. That is, the parent delivering knowledge and experience, and the child being allowed to choose their own relationship with that through a safe environment of free exploration and expression. The parent then observing and being educated by that child in the way they are responding, the way they are expressing and what they are choosing to create. It is the role of every parent to provide a safe environment for the child to identify, explore and choose for itself what is BEST for them.
Since most human beings do not know what is BEST for them they ultimately make decisions about their life journey, the life journey of their friends and loves ones, and that of the planet they inhabit which is consequently not aligned to their BEST interest and wellbeing. What this creates is disharmony with your true nature and true sense of purpose as a sentient being. Disharmony creates suffering. Hence human beings continue to create their own experience of suffering because they do not know, or do not act in a manner BEST for themselves and the planet.
As more and more human beings begin to align themselves to what is BEST for them and the planet Earth, as symbiotic life forms, a harmonic energy momentum and frequency is created which allows all beings, all life forms, all journeys to coexist more prosperously within the same environment. What you will then find is that your awareness becomes expanded, healing processes quicken, energy levels are raised. There are infinite benefits which will begin to expand within your progressive awareness as more and more of you work towards be-ing and do-ing what is BEST for you ALL.
Most people make decisions on what is BEST for them by choosing an immediate reward, an immediate end result and an immediate gratification for one person or just a few. Most advanced successful civilisations in the cosmos decide everything on what is BEST for their whole species survival and progression. So they think and behave as one entity in harmony with what is BEST for all of them. The combined focused intent and power of thought that this creates literally changes physical reality for them. They literally are able to think their way out of all difficulties that they face in their species progression. It is the same within the spirit world, and within your own soul group, where thousands of beings may speak as and through one voice, for they are all so synchronised in harmonic intent that there is no opposing force or interfering signal with what is presented.
The power of thought is so very underestimated; if only more people would unite as one mind to solve humanities problems there would be so much more beauty to behold which is so far unseen, untouched and unheard.