We’re all molded into something we’re not at the
tender age of 14 by our parents, our teachers and society as a whole.
And we all have our own inner desires, hopes and passions
as to how we would choose to
live out experiences in life.
It’s unfortunate however, how difficult it can be for one
to find and follow their passion. Given advice
it comes from parents or others can be very influencing
for one so young. Also at that age doubts are constantly
interfering with one’s choices.
Society as a whole is the most influencing as demands
come from all directions as to what one should or shouldn’t do
with or in their life.
From what I’ve learned, parents should inspire their
children more often about how they can find their
inner most passion and follow it.
They should also share with
them that all they have to do is believe they can.
They can guide them to always follow their heart
right from wrong in their own decisions
or in others behaviors.
At 14 my choices were influenced by my own lack of trust
in my inner feelings about things. Believing
they were mostly wrong I placed trust in my parent’s
instructions and demands instead.
I was taught they were always right.
Well, I know
different now as no one is always r
ight about anything.
At this age if I were given advice or guidance to
always trust in my heart when making
about things I wanted to do or say my choices
would have been
different. This in itself would have had a
very positive affect on my life as an adult and
how I would treat others.
Also when faced with others deceit and negativity
my attitude concerning the character or behaviors
of others would have been more positive and more from the heart.
This would have helped me understand or avoid them.
I would however, feel more comfortable in
sharing with them how their behavior affects others.
Additionally my reactions would have had a more
positive nature too them. Reason being I would feel
and know that the heart never places judgment upon
others as its opposite the ego does.
Knowing all this at 14 my personality would have
developed with more of my heart as part of it instead
of my head and ego, changing many choices thereafter.
My path then during this life experience would have
been different and more rewarding.
The famous saying we all share as adults; if I only knew then
what I know now can teach us something.
In realizing this we can then guide our children
with inspiration from what we’ve learned along the way.
From my experience I would share to always find
your passion and follow and to always feel from the heart to guide you in making difficult decisions in life. And that our hearts
never place judgment upon others no matter how they
All they’re doing is being negative.
I would also share to them that life is not about
the A’s, B’s or C’s in the classroom or that perfect job
to earn the most money.
Additionally that we grow in our hearts and
how we treat others, not from the job and bank accounts.
If each child were inspired this way while growing up,
all the difficulties and challenges they meet along
the way would be more of an interesting challenge as
oppose to a suffering one.
They would be in understand of why life throws us
these curves and why others may act mean, stupid or
just plain dumb. The world then would be
a much better place to be.
It’s been a pleasure
Kellie Hastings copyright 2011