“A new baby is like the beginning of all things – wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.” ~ Eda Le Shan
I think that it is our responsibility as adult humans to make sure we welcome every baby that we meet. I’m serious. Each new member of our human tribe is a profound gift to us all, whether or not you are a parent or are “into” kids.
I think this responsibility is doubled for those of us who are conscious to the laws of the universe because we can have a profound impact on the little ones by really “seeing” them – sometimes in ways that their own parents can’t.
When I see a baby or a young child, I will make eye contact with him or her and say something like, “Welcome to the world little one. We are so glad that you are here. You have a special gift to bring to the world that you, and only you, can contribute. It is really an honor to meet you.”
And I sincerely mean this. Every child has a unique role to play as part of our society, that benefits humanity in a profound way. This is true for each and every one of us – and I know that us adults can spend a lot of time trying to get back to our true path after being distracted by other people’s expectations.
That is why I think it is important to greet the children – that if for a moment, we can remind them that they are special, then they may be able to better embrace their true purpose. I also think that we can either help the parents see their children in a new light or help them confirm what they already know to be true.
And if you happen to get the blessing of having children in our life — your own, friends’ kids, cousins, nieces, etc. — be conscious of the important role you play in their lives. You can be a mentor to these new humans and show them some positive ways of being in the world. You can also be a voice of love and inspiration for them just by honoring their true essence and letting them know that they are seen.
After all, don’t we all need a little confirmation? So I say the same thing to you – I am so glad you are here! You have a special gift to bring to the world that you, and only you, can contribute. It is really an honor to meet you.