I was thinking about our beloved sons and daughters – so-called millenniums, and how they were mostly raised in prosperous conditions compared to other nations. They have been nurtured and cuddled by us baby boomers and I’m sure we can agree that no matter what the circumstances were, we raised a smart yet sometimes selfish generation.
I’m certain that evolving technology had and has its share of influence, considering that our smallest children are put in front of a computer screen before they can speak. They grew up with the experience of instantaneous “getting” by the push of a button. The result? Our culture wants everything right now, instant gratification.
Of course, all of this isn’t necessarily bad if viewed correctly. It’s actually a wondrous, mostly beneficial and necessary part of our individual unfoldment. It’s a natural outcome or visible reflection of the progress of life.
Let us not forget, however, that life is comprised of conscious awareness and consists purely of the unfoldment of each individual Soul. The spiritual process is tremendously important, but it is not instant. This process takes more than the acquisitions of material things. Life requires a mental and spiritual component. It requires diligent thought and reason. It necessitates a loving sense and kindness, caring and a passion for the good. It is an ongoing, evolving process with many ups and downs. Errors and Corrections.
So maybe, we as parents can look at the ‘right now syndrome’ and start living more patiently, which in turn will reflect onto our off-spring. Live and teach what helps this progress: Personal growth and Thoughtfulness. Advancement and Values. Success and Compassion.
Let God, the Universe, the almighty intelligent power, know that you are happy and grateful to be alive. Why not say, ‘Thank you, Father, Universe, (or whatever your name for this almighty power is), I have everything I need’. This grateful attitude will bestow more good onto us. Let us trust in the Allness of Good and start every endeavor with the knowledge that if we think correctly, positively and lovingly, about all that we do on a daily basis, we will see patience as it should be seen. A virtue not a hindrance.