Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children
as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might
that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable.
Living life is like looking in a mirror. What is reflected back to us, by way of other people, is the state of our being, our consciousness.
If we are angry, we may think that person over there is pretty angry. If we're full of doubt, then we may think that the other person is full of doubt.
The big secret is that beyond the mirror is the land of Soul.
- John-Roger with Paul Kaye
You as a human being, will run into conflicts, confusions, disagreements, and divorce.
Even those experiences can be concluded in loving. You can separate from someone physically and still know, and even say, "I love you, although our time together is not constructive for me." That's a far better communication than blaming the other person for a separation.