Selma became intensely passionate early in her pregnancy. Her two boys would know and practice peace. Peace training 101 from day one: conception. After all, she fell totally in love with the 60’s hippie movement and often dreamed, if only she could have just one day to experience the flower child within her, life would be complete. Nevertheless, as an expected mother, she pondered Karl Menninger’s words, “What’s done to children, they will do to society.” All she wanted now was for her twin sons to give peace to society as ideally defined in the dictionary as the life, “free from disturbance; tranquil…not involving war or violence.”
Not really knowing where to begin, or even if raising children to know peace was possible, Selma remembered a Josh Billings quotation: “To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while.“ Smiling and speaking softly, Selma says, “Therefore, I meditate daily and sing along with Sinead O’connor, especially when I carried my twins in womb.”
With peace forever in her mind, Selma passionately embraces compassion in her diet. Slowly she learns to cook less and instead uses a blender to whip up healthy smoothie drinks and a food dehydrator for quick Kale chip snacks and wholesome raw cracker meals.
The boys turn five tomorrow and Selma continues to think, breathe and live peace. She surrounds herself with kindred peace-loving friends, chooses down-to-earth principles, grounds her sons in the practice of yoga and meditation and constantly prays for peace wisdom from the Divine One.
Tranquil children play
Birth of a new tomorrow
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© 2013 simply charming
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