by Rachel Hadiashar
Imagine you are asked to walk on a tightrope 100 feet in the air.
The tightrope is over a beautiful meadow, but if you fell it would certainly hurt.
There is no net beneath you, and you have never walked on a tightrope before.
How willing are you to give it a try?
Say you have the same tightrope and meadow in front of you.
But below you is safety net.
If you fall, the net will catch you.
Do you feel differently about going across?
It might still be scary to think about going across the tight rope walk.
But you know deep in your heart, the net is there to catch you.
Life is full of challenges, without a doubt.
The hope is that with every challenge you meet
You have a built-in safety net.
What is the safety net in your inner world?
The net within to face the daily challenges of living....
Believing in yourself
Your ability to succeed in life
To feel happy & content within
Love & acceptance
This is your life safety net
So whatever tight rope you are walking across
In the landscape of life
Cliffs, oceans, deserts alike
You feel safe and supportive
Your inner safety net firmly in place
Where does this inner safety net of life come from?
From your parents
In how they raised you
They believed in
So you learned to believe in yourself
To trust in who you are
Because they trusted in who you are
Our inner voice is our safety net
The safety net gifted to us by our parents
In how they raised us
This is the essence of positive parenting
Raising and disciplining our children in a way
That teaches them they can trust in themselves
In a way that helps them grow
A safety net of security from within
In their relationships with other people
In humanity and life
Especially during the inevitable challenges & pain
They’ll face in their lifetime
An inner safety net of trust, security, love, confidence & strength
This inner safety net is the gift of positive parenting
What if your parents didn’t give you this gift of your inner safety net?
You’re not alone
My gift for you
Is your golden safety net
That you get to grow as an adult
The gift of parenthood
To grow trust, security, strength and love
For yourself and your family
So you can gift this gift to your children
This is positive parenting.
Welcome to the movement, dear friends.
Wishing you all the gift of your inner safety net.
Have a wonderful week!
Hi friends, I write from the heart to tell my life story, and the story of those in my neighborhood called life. Research shows that our children's emotional & mental health is contingent upon us parents being able to tell our life story, or "coherent narrative." This is my coherent narrative, my life story in the making, with some of what I love in life too. My goal is to share my life in a way that is real, uplifting & positive- sometimes serious, sometimes fun. In my practice, I inspire parents to empowerment through reclaiming our life stories and learning respectful discipline. My work is my offering to our children- our future. Wishing you all a happy family!