become the student:
"children are fascinated by the ordinary
and can spend timeless moments
watching the sunlight play with dust.
their restlessness they learn from you.
it is you who are thinking of there
when you are here.
it is you who thinks of then
instead of now.
let your children become the teachers,
and you become the student.
your children may frequently change the focus
of their attention.
but this is not restlessness,
when they are doing something
they are doing only that
until they move on to the next thing.
let them set the pace.
see what you can learn."
words from: the parents tao te ching
previous tuesday's teachings here!