Never thought that teaching Yog about his body parts could be so gratifying. We were talking about hands yesterday, and I pointed with my one hand to another and said, “This is Mama’s hand. Where is Yog’s hand? ”
He looked baffled from one corner of the room to another trying to find his hands. I brought him near me, caught his hands in mine and turned his palms upwards to face him. “Yog’s hands!!!”
He looked at his palms as if he was seeing them for the first time. He laughed out loud and was so excited to discover his hands that he couldn’t sit in one place anymore.
I asked him one more time, “Where are Yog’s hands?” He immediately used the finger of one hand to point out the other hand. With that he smiled and clapped his hands in joy.
His joy and gratification on finding his hands was so immense that we both felt we had made a very big achievement that day. In a split second, something that was were there all along with him, was discovered in an absolutely new way!
Made me wonder, how many times as adults, we make such amazing discoveries ourselves. Most of the times our biggest answers are right with us, but we fail to discover them for a long time.