Interview with God
Taken from InterviewWithGod site.
What surprises you most about humankind?
That they get bored with childhood,
they rush to grow up
and then long to be children again.
That they loose their health to make money...
And then loose their money to restore their health.
That by thinking anxiously about the future,
they forget the present,
such that they live in neither the present nor the future.
That they live as if they will never die
and die as though they had never lived.
As a parent, what are some of the life's lessons you want your children to learn?
To learn they cannot make anyone love them,
All they can do is let themselves be loved.
To learn that it is not good
to compare themselves with others.
To learn to forgive,
By practicing forgiveness.
To learn that it takes only a few seconds to open profound wounds in those they love,
And it can take many years to heal them.
To learn that a rich person is not the one who has the most,
but is one who needs the least.
To learn that there are people who love them dearly,
but simply do not yet know how to express their feelings.
To learn that two people can look at the same thing
and see it differently.
To learn that it is not enough that they forgive one another,
But they must also forgive themselves.
Is there anything else you want them to know?
Just know that I am here. Always.
Last modified: March 20, 2002