Inside the Mind of Isadora

Nurture Yourself – with Reflection



When we reflect on our lives we can’t help but include in our thoughts the one person who has had the most influence on us:

‘Our Mother.’

She forms the person we will be from the beginning of conception. We are who we are because of her. Despite the way we may feel about her, she is the major player in the formation of our lives.

There are many teachings a mother gives us.

But, it’s always up to us to put them into effect.

It’s always up to us to be in charge of our decisions.

Sometimes, we ruminate about what we weren’t given. No matter.

For in the end, we fail or forget to see that the final choices are always up to us.

This poem says it eloquently …

Namaste, Isadora
2016©Isadora DeLaVega

I honor the place in you
in which the entire universe dwells.
I honor the place in you
which is of Love, and of Truth,
of Light and of Peace.
When you are in that place in you
and I am in that place in me.
We are One.


Secret Garden – Reflection


Angel hugging child

Reflections of a Mother…

I gave you life, 
but cannot live it for you.

I can teach you things,
 but I cannot make you learn.

I can give you directions,
 but I cannot be there to lead you.

I can allow you freedom,
 but I cannot account for it.

I can take you to church,
 but I cannot make you believe.

I can teach you right from wrong,
 but I cannot always decide for you.

I can buy you beautiful clothes,
 but I cannot make you beautiful inside.

I can offer you advice,
 but I cannot accept it for you.

I can give you love,
 but I cannot force it upon you.

I can teach you to share,
 but I cannot make you unselfish.

I can teach you respect,
 but I cannot force you to show honor.

I can advise you about friends,
 but cannot choose them for you.

I can advise you about sex, 
but I cannot keep you pure.

I can tell you the facts of life,
 but I can’t build your reputation.

I can tell you about drink,
 but I can’t say “no” for you.

I can warn you about drugs,
 but I can’t prevent you from using them.

I can tell you about lofty goals,
 but I can’t achieve them for you.

I can teach you about kindness,
 but I can’t force you to be gracious.

I can warn you about sins,
 but I cannot make you moral.

I can pray for you, 
but I cannot make you walk with God.

I can tell you how to live,
 but I cannot give you eternal life.

I can love you with unconditional love all of my life
….. and I will.
    ~~~ Author Unknown ~~~


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Author: Inside the Mind of Isadora

Intriguing, sensitive, mysterious, loving, artistic and crackling with excitement for life is a pretty good description of who I am. I just retired from the world of art where I sold my Artfully Designed Handmade Jewelry for 28 years; although, art will always be a part of who I am no matter what venue I choose to express it in.

12 thoughts on “Nurture Yourself – with Reflection

  1. Beautiful post, Issy. Loved the video and poem. Have a great weekend. xx

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  2. A really enjoyable post Issy!

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  3. There are many things a mother teaches her children and we remember them more after her departure. Lovely write up. Loved it.

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  4. Beautiful poem, Isadora!

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  5. Wow, that’s a life list of wishes for our beloved offspring. I liked reading it very much. Beautiful post.

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    • It baffles the mind the many things we impart to our children without being aware. The natural nurturing of our children as mothers. I’m pleased you liked my writing very much, Ruth.
      Thank you …
      Isadora 😎


      • Yes, considering all the things that could go wrong, mothers generally do a much better job of raising their children than they give themselves credit for! I love the floating teacup image — so peaceful. 🙂


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