"if you have vast wealth,
it will be useless in teaching your children.
if you have great power,
it will be of no avail in securing their happiness.
if you have succeeded admirably in life,
it will not help you keep your children safe.
remember that you cannot teach
try to live with peace, contentment,
love and compassion.
this will be your lecture.
this will be your lesson.
the happier i have allowed myself to be,
the happier my children have become.
the more i have become myself,
the more they have done the same.
this has occurred later in my life.
words from: the parents tao te ching
previous tuesday's teachings here!