Rats, Bananas and Life Lessons

  • Opening Paulo Coelho’s book of reflections, ‘Like a flowing river’ at random. The message was the same.
  • The rat story as narrated by a client that kept coming to mind constantly.
  • Were you worried about your future?
  • Did you regret anything in your past that made you worry about your future?
  • Did you enjoy your life in the present time?
  • If only I had listened to my parents!
  • I feel so guilty and angry that I did not keep in touch!
  • I should have been more responsible at my job!
  • Indifference to my God and Prayer!
  • Teach her in the way she learns.
  • Appreciate her and then watch her face light up with a charming smile.
  • She responds much better when I am fully in the present with her.
  • So that’s the answer. ‘Be in the present’ and enjoy every moment of the teaching-learning process.
  • Praying
  • Eating
  • Anything really



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Phyllis Farias

Phyllis Farias

Educational Consultant with 2 passions in life: the Child — from toddler to adolescent, and Education — education philosophy and psychology