Being Human

For the Children

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“The most precise reflection of the Human Species is the emotional and physical health of children. When adults are confronted with children of suffering, the adults are observing a reflection of themselves, of the Human Species—acknowledged or not. All Human adversity, especially that experienced by children, is the product of Human—to—Human interactions. Adults instigate the inflicted suffering upon children through religious convictions, the conducts of war, predatory gratification (sexual and psychological), and the refusal to transcend the egoistic Human—to—Human madness that dominates the global society. Adults do not comprehend children as spiritual beings, but more as extensions of themselves (called family), or property, or interference to a preferred lifestyle. Adults do not perceive that small bundle of spiritual energy that needs the guidance of the spiritually capable adult to blossom into a force of love.

Some groups of adults, such as animal or environmental activists, exhaust millions of dollars and enormous Human effort to end animal and environmental abuse. This is an example of the spiritual disconnect that pervades the Human Species. If Human Beings are inclined to impose brutality upon each other, and particularly our children, it is completely implausible that Human Beings will be coerced into treating animals or the environment any better. This is the typical reaction of catering to the symptom and not the disease. Groups such as these are merely choosing the easy fight, albeit an unwinnable fight. The only sustainable way to improve Human—to—Nature relationships is to evolve the force of unconditional love within the Human Species. These challenging circumstances within Creation are spiritual issues and must be addressed accordingly.

Adults, meaning all adults, must activate their collective responsibility to the children. An adult will have one of four levels of awareness of how she or he influences children : (1) aware of all influences, in real time (2) partially aware in real time, but mostly aware after the fact (3) partially aware after the fact, but mostly not aware (4) not aware of the influences. To become aware in the moment, in real time, is a process of spiritual alignment. Through spiritual efforts, the adult exercises a choice to develop into an influence of value to the children…or not.”

The Irreducible Primary
© Rob Taylor, 2011

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  1. Being someone who has had (most of) my adult life shaped by a devalued attitude toward children, and the struggles that go along with such behavior, I truly appreciate the value of this post, Rob. Thank you for sharing this particular portion of your book. 🙂

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  2. Very thoughtful post. I would hope that by saying,
    “Adults do not comprehend children as spiritual beings, but more as extensions of themselves (called family), or property, or interference to a preferred lifestyle. Adults do not perceive that small bundle of spiritual energy that needs the guidance of the spiritually capable adult to blossom into a force of love”
    you don’t actually think ALL adults feel this way?

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  3. This was very interesting. I work with very small children as a caregiver/educator. It is my belief based on experience and education in the field, that emotional growth is taught by nurturing, responding to all needs and by teaching empathy very early in life. In the Early Childhood Education field, we promote the emotional area. It is amazing to watch a toddler hug another toddler because they are sad. Adults of today need to be sensitized on how their actions affect children, I do agree with you here, Rob. I also think that we need to TEACH and MODEL as early as possible. It is very alarming to me that the values that I teach children before the age of 4 or 5 can disintegrate when adults at home and school systems do not take time for the importance of this area. The focus is on independence when the ratios are ridiculous while spiritual and social/emotional growth is given no attention.
    Thanks for sharing this. I especially like the levels of awareness you list. I have experienced these varied levels watching parents with their children.

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    • You are so correct. The impact of early education is immense. And yes, adults fail to realize that we cannot escape the roles of teaching and modeling. The children observe every word, action, and facial expression. They experience our emotions.

      Thank you for taking time to visit share your perspectives.

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    • Thank you, Jasmine. Don’t really celebrate the new year much. I try to grab a little quiet time while I can 😉 I actually don’t get the new year thing. It’s just the day after yesterday….time and space are too restrictive for me. But….a joyful New Year to you. We all have our adventures yet to come 😉

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