Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Knowledge Grounded in Unconditional Love and Compassion

Hello, Dear Parent Friends of the Web! 

Here is a touch of my wisdom... to make a difference in the tapestry of life. 


Lovingly Inspired by Two Great Women
 Dr. Maria Montessori and Mildred Gunawardena



Photo: Yes, My mother, Mildred Gunawardena, imbibed the wisdom of Maria Montessori in 1944, having directly experienced this amazing woman’s passion to serve humanity through the child.

Dr. Maria Montessori was a woman of vigor and valor. She stood ahead of her time ‘thinking outside the box’, to say the very least. Blessed with inner strength and intellectual fervor, she became the first woman doctor in Italy. She was a rarity in humankind. Grounded in her passion to serve, and steadfastly motivated in all of her life endeavors, she inspired the world with her unwavering educational perspective – solely, in reverence to ‘the child, the father of man’ in her own words. 

In my view, in harmony with my own mother’s love of the Montessori vision, the word ‘MONTESSORI’ stands for ‘unconditional love’ that must revolve around the child.

To my mother, Montessori’s vision was no alien construct. Rather, it fell in perfect synchrony with the philosophical wisdom of ‘interdependence and co-existence’ - giving importance to the precious nature of all beings, forms, and aspects, of life. From this perspective, the deeper we penetrate the world of interrelatedness, the more reverent our attitude towards life will become. 

When my mother met Maria Montessori  over six decades ago it was a convergence of two minds that surpassed all physical, social, and intellectual boundaries. Each time I saw my mom I saw Dr. Montessori in her. Each time I saw the picture of Maria Montessori, I saw my mother in her. 

Yes, the daunting truth is that all conventional differences are merely skin deep. Ultimately, the lasting impressions sown in the hearts and minds of all - in living kind - are those that will be left behind.

Hence, I pay homage to my mom and her greatest inspiration Dr. Maria Montessori.


Acknowledgement: I have gratefully shared the picture posted by my friend Nelun Ratwatte


Yes, My mother, Mildred Gunawardena, imbibed the wisdom of Maria Montessori in 1944, having directly experienced this amazing woman’s passion to serve humanity through the child.

Dr. Maria Montessori was a woman of vigor and valor. She stood ahead of her time ‘thinking outside the box’, to say the very least. Blessed with inner strength and intellectual fervor, she became the first woman doctor in Italy. She was a rarity in humankind. Grounded in her passion to serve, and steadfastly motivated in all of her life endeavors, she inspired the world with her unwavering educational perspective – solely, in reverence to ‘the child, the father of man’ in her own words.

In my view, in harmony with my own mother’s love of the Montessori vision, the word ‘MONTESSORI’ stands for ‘UNCONDITIONAL LOVE’ that must revolve around the child.

To my mother, Montessori’s vision was no alien construct. Rather, it fell in perfect synchrony with the philosophical wisdom of ‘interdependence and co-existence’ in nature's patterns of incessant transience - giving importance to the precious nature of all beings, forms, and aspects, that essentially compose life. From this perspective, the deeper we penetrate the world of interrelatedness, the more reverent our attitude towards life will become.

When my mother met Maria Montessori over six decades ago it was a convergence of two minds that surpassed all physical, social, and intellectual boundaries. Each time I saw my mom I saw Dr. Montessori in her. Each time I saw the picture of Maria Montessori, I saw my mother in her.

Yes, the daunting truth is that all conventional differences are merely skin deep. Ultimately, the lasting impressions sown in the hearts and minds of all - in living kind - are those that will be left behind.

Hence, I pay homage to my mom and her greatest inspiration Dr. Maria Montessori.



 Let me walk you along the path of peace and grace. Humanity cries out loud for help.

A New Year's Resolution to Keep!

Hello, Dear Parent Friends of the Web!

Here is a touch of my wisdom... to make a difference in the tapestry of life. 





Surpassing all Reservations!


Photo: Here is a NEW YEAR's resolution to keep!

All it requires is to make a healthy shift in our attention so that we may steer our world in the direction of PEACE.

Change must take place from 'within', so that we, in unison, may change the scenery 'without'.

Change must occur within the mind of each individual, in order to permeate the mindset of the collective.

Change must come about with inspiring influences in humanity.

Change calls for unconditional LOVE that rests at the heart of truth.

Change rooted in loving kindness and compassion brings forth the rich harvest of beneficial consequences, in kind, all the way around.
 
Change calls for transformation to be 'other-centered' than being 'self-centered'.

Change must evolve from the base of spirituality, as opposed to materiality.

Change that manifests from virtuous thoughts, words, and deeds shall only bring the fruits of its own accord.

Change for peace is the work of nobility - it stems from patience, perseverance, courage, and humility!

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Spiritual Quotes, Meditations, and Beautiful Photographs


Here is a NEW YEAR's resolution to keep!

All it requires is to make a healthy shift in our attention 
so that we may steer our world in the direction of PEACE.

Change must take place from 'within',
 so that we, in unison, may change the scenery 'without'.

Change must occur within the mind of each individual,
 in order to permeate the mindset of the collective.

Change must come about with inspiring influences in humanity.

Change calls for unconditional LOVE that rests at the heart of truth.

Change rooted in loving kindness and compassion brings forth the rich harvest
 of beneficial consequences, in kind, all the way around.

Change calls for transformation to be 'other-centered'
 than being 'self-centered'.

Change must evolve from the base of spirituality,
 as opposed to materiality.

Change that manifests from virtuous thoughts, words, and deeds
 shall only bring the fruits of its own accord.

Change for peace is the work of nobility - 
it stems from patience, perseverance, courage, and humility!



 Let me walk you along the path of peace and grace. Humanity cries out loud for help.