Falling off the bike....

We are parts of social and family ecosystems that are rightly structured to keep us from falling but also, more important, to show us how to fall and how to learn from that falling. 
We are not helping our children by always preventing them from what might be necessary falling, because you learn how to recover from falling by falling! It is precisely by falling off the bike many times that you eventually learn what the balance feels like. People who have never allowed themselves to fall are actually off balance, while not realizing it at all. That is why they are so hard to live with. Please think about that for awhile. 

Falling Upward, Richard Rohr  


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