Some time back I was at a gathering with my very large family. I had several opportunities where I was able to sit back and observe the uniqueness of several different family members.
I noticed the subtle contrasted blends of masked personalities and character that made each member of my family unique. These different blends seemed to be shaping who they are and who they were coming in to being.
It was quite delightful watching, how the moods and influence of the parents affected their children. The effect of this influence seemed to be delicately moulding the way their children would view the world around them and everything in it. Somehow you knew that many of them would use this influence to shape their own lives.
What intrigued me the most however is that beneath the surface, each child I observed had a uniqueness of their own. It was an, unrealized potential peeking its tiny wee head out looking for freedom of expression. This unrealized potential did not appear to come about from any influence of Parents, Family or Friends.
Perhaps this unrealized potential is that uniqueness that springs out of the connection we all have to our source. The source of pure potentiality that one can never predict yet is always there for anyone, young and old to tap in to or unfold in to.
The potential that, if nurtured well, could be realized by not only each child I observed but each and every one of us if we so choose..