learning to crawl


Posted by appa | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 11-11-2007

My son left on his own, first cried a bit trying to get anyone’s attention, and then tried moving around by himself. It seems like such a miracle how hard it is to for us to learn just to move one little inch forward!

He was quite persistent for a while, gradually frustration and helplessness seemed to be setting in. After a while before he could start crying I try to give some support and encouragement, and then then hopefully before he gets too tired finally carry him to give some rest.

(there are other background sounds like firecrackers, voices etc and some that I myself wonder where they came from – you may just ignore these sounds – they’re quite irrelevant to the video)

Its pretty amazing when I realise I was once in his situation a long time ago. I wonder have I really gone a long way forward now? Though now I can walk run jump etc, I am still pretty much the same in so many other aspects :mrgreen: In some new skill in my career, or more importantly, in learning to truly love, on learning to walk the razor edge of the noble path.

And just as I’m not in any particular hurry for my son to start crawling around – I hope to allow him take his own time for his own unique milestones – I suppose I must allow myself to learn at my own pace 🙂 – and strike a right balance between enthusiastic encouragement and non-chalant relaxation as if no progress ever mattered 8)

In my own aspects where I’m trying to learn, occasionally, a helpless feeling sets in – like “I’m not getting anwhere”! Somewhere a bit of encouragement and support helps a lot… sometimes I hit a kind of brick wall!

“But remember, the brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.”

…says Randy.

His struggles are my struggles – I would really love for him to win, and to be in a better position to encourage him that he can win, I feel more inspired to win my own now.