things we want to do?We learn there are consequences to our actions, that action causes reaction and we are in thehighest sense responsible for our actions. We learn to do the right things at the right times so weare socially acceptable.Our parents are a great help in this regard. We do unto others as we would have them do untous. These are the beginning insights into the cosmic law of karma, cause and effect. They arealso the beginnings of our natural sense of justice and fairness. There is pride in knowing wehave earned the rewards we get in life.Sadly generations of children are being raised without learning that their actions have naturalconsequences. Parents over protect their children and let them get away with things. How canchildren be expected to know how to behave when they turn eighteen if mom or dad alwayscomes to the rescue?
Limitations of emotions
. This deals directly with our strongest personal desires. Often we wantthings so badly we would do or give anything to achieve them. We feel hurt, anger andhelplessness when they are taken out of our reach. We WANT these things and we can't havethem. This is especially true in relationships that involve other people. In time we learn to desirethings that are within our grasp and our abilities.It is very important our sights are aimed high early because otherwise we will lose our desireto succeed in life. Unfortunately many parents have killed the higher ambitions in their childrenby not giving them the emotional support they need when they need it. This is often during thecritical teenage years.
. Now we deal with the limitations of our own newly developing ego. Werealize our perceived shortcomings. Life is not fair. Why is my nose so big? Why am I so fat?Why am I so tall? Does any of this sound familiar? We come face to face with what we havebeen given in life and react with intense personal dissatisfaction. As we mature hopefully wegrow above these things and accept ourselves as we are.Learning to love ourselves goes hand in hand with believing in our abilities. This means toexpose ourselves to life and be successful in our own eyes.
We are Gods and Goddesses
Here we ponder what it would be like to live for ever and ever. Aschildren we feel immortal and nothing can harm us. Life is huge and just goes on and on. Wehave no control over this at all. Awareness just goes on and on and on. We have a destiny tofulfill whether we want to or not. We believe we are important and have an important part toplay in the universe.Some children are told they will be judged according to their deeds and sentenced to heaven orhell upon death. Others exposed to reincarnation at an early age will see karma as a wheel of lifewhere we are born again and again until we get some meaningless lesson right. It is easy to feelhelpless and small as we consider these forces of destiny.
Right and Wrong
. Here we deal with our desire for revenge and the destruction of the wicked.We know through our parents and others the difference between right and wrong. We try to dothe right things and God help those who are doing the wrong things. We are on their case in an