The Peace Perspective
Mike Markovski has taught a children's self-esteem class for 15 years while working as a Controller in the accounting field. The information provided in this book has come from his practical experience of teaching, coaching, raising children, and from years of reading positive thinking books. This book is from the perspective of a concerned parent of three grown sons, who hopes his unique perspective of life will make a difference in the world. Many books are available on the topic of peace, self-esteem, and parenting. This book is different in that it offers a perspective from a non-technical point of view. The goal of this book is to inspire and motivate the reader to start the process of finding a peace within. By finding more peace within, we can more easily share this important quality with our children. The Peace Perspective is one man's view of how we can make a difference in the world. Just by raising our children's inner peace and self-esteem, we can make our world a more peaceful and loving place!
The Peace Perspective
PEACE AND SELF-ESTEEM - THE LINK TO SUCCESS
As parents, we have an awesome responsibility in raising successful, happy children. This responsibility is the most important task that we will face in our lives. Before we can succeed in this important endeavor, we need to understand the importance of what self-esteem is and why it is a key to our children's success. The simple definition of self-esteem is how you feel about yourself. How children feel about themselves will strongly influence the amount of success they have in their lives. There is no greater gift that we can give our children than the ability to have an unshakable confidence within. When kids learn to like themselves at an early age, they develop the confidence to succeed in life.
In order for children to really like themselves and know their true value, they must first discover a peace within. Understanding their value goes beyond their physical appearance. They need to know about their spiritual essence so they can discover their greatness. By basing their worth on their essence, they gain a greater sense of inner peace. A higher self-esteem arises with this new sense of inner peace. By fully realizing their own worth or greatness, they can approach life with more self-confidence.
As parents, we are our children's most important teachers. Our guidance, love, and support are what our children need in order to develop the confidence to face the life challenges that await them. How can liking ourselves and having inner peace be so important? These qualities are the key ingredients needed to raise positive children. Our focus, as parents, should be to provide these key ingredients to our kids so they can succeed in today's fast changing world. The problem is that some of us did not come from positive households. Therefore, one of our first tasks will be to learn to be more positive ourselves so that our kids can model our behavior. We will cover this topic in more detail in the next chapter.
The three main points to understand so far are: 1) High self-esteem is a great indicator of future success. 2) There is a link between inner peace and high self-esteem. 3) High self-esteem starts with positive parents and a positive home environment. Once we understand these points, we are on our way to helping our kids attain high self-esteem and inner peace.
The Key To Decision Making
In order to succeed in today's world, our kids will need a deep inner confidence. This confidence comes from their deep liking of who they are. With loving parents, our children can more easily obtain high self-esteem. An inner peace and love lifestyle (high self-esteem) is necessary because our kids are living in a world that has many problems. How they react to these problems and stresses will greatly determine their quality of life. Kids who do not have the gift of inner peace and love (high self-esteem) are, in a sense, left defenseless against a sometimes hostile world. Society has paid a price, including drugs, depression, crime and abortion, for our kids' lack of inn e r peace and love (low self-esteem). The main reason these problems occur is because some children are making bad choices. The key reason bad choices occur is because some kids do not really like themselves. In other words, they have a low level of inner peace and love (low self-esteem).
Both kids and adults with low levels of self-esteem cause many of today's problems. One of the best ways to make the world a better place is by removing low self-esteem. A key point to understand is that an individual's low self-esteem creates negative energy. This