Your children will make many demands

upon your time and energy.

“Do this for us.

Buy this for us.”

They believe that these things

are what they want from you.

And you may begin

to believe it too.

But what they really want

is your innermost heart,

given in vulnerable, honest love.

This is not given

by doing or buying.

The more you do,

the less gets done.

The more you buy,

the less you have.

But if you reveral

your true nature,

you provide them everything.