I love and approve of myself
I am perfect just the way I am
I am doing the best I can
I chant these lines from Louise Hay books like a mantra which helps me get through my day more calmly and positively. Which made me wonder, if kids are made to learn these phrases in school even before they learn any rhymes, it will help, pave the way for the emotionally cheerful kids as they grow and come across challenging situations. They will turn into adults, who will not seek approval or validation from others. Providing that, if we can change the course of education from the scratch, we can see the enlightened generation to come.
Now when I look back, I wonder, what good did I achieve by learning ‘Ba Ba Black Sheep’ or ‘Insy Winsy Spider’ by heart when I started my preparatory school. Except activating my memory cells, or maybe impress the guests with my rhyming and rote learning skills. Other than that I can’t think of any other benefit I gained from learning such rhymes. Of course I believe, there are linguistic reasons why these rhymes have been taught in school and the similar ones for ages. (unless the school or the parent is too evolved)
But if I was made to learn the rhymes on self-love and accepting myself from the very beginning, my journey would have been entirely different. I would not have done things for others, I would have known how to express myself better or take a stand for myself. Not that my life was full of struggles, as I am famous or I must say infamous for speaking my mind aloud, but then again I assume, I could have learnt to be easy on myself and would have been little more open to accepting people or situations.
PS: And all the uncles and aunts should be banned from communicating with kids till they solemnly swear not to pass any judgemental or critical comments to tear the already fragile fabric of a child’s emotional intelligence.